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Weighing the potential risks and payoffs in President Trump’s bombing of Afghanistan

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Afghan security forces take part in an ongoing operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in the Achin district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on April 14, 2017. NOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump's foreign affairs stance seems to be shifting from his campaign rhetoric. A shift isn't unusual in transition from candidate to President, but this one's happening fast.

Events in Afghanistan, Syria, North Korea, and elsewhere are leading threats of force and bombings. What are the potential risks and payoffs in the President's approach?


Megan Oprea, senior contributor and editor of INBOUND, the national security and foreign policy newsletter published by The Federalist website

Vikram Singh, vice president of National Security and International Policy for the Center for American Progress in DC

Max Boot, senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of several books, including ‘Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present’ (Liveright, 2013); he tweets @MaxBoot

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