- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

ISLAMABAD (AP) - The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan met with that country’s army chief on Wednesday, two days after President Donald Trump warned Pakistan to stop harboring insurgents who are battling U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s military said Ambassador David Hale briefed Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa on Trump’s new Afghan war strategy. The U.S. president announced the new strategy late Monday but provided few details about how he plans to win America’s longest war, which began nearly 16 years ago.

The military statement quoted Bajwa as saying Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan.

U.S. officials and analysts have long said Pakistan tolerates the presence of the Afghan Taliban and the allied Haqqani network, which are leading the insurgency against Afghan and U.S. forces.



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