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Nikki Haley: Americans won’t hear ‘the details’ about US tactics in Afghanistan

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Americans are “not going to hear … the details,” of U.S. military tactics in Afghanistan.

Haley spoke to ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” following President Trump‘s announcement last night that his administration plans to continue the U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan.

She said the military operation there will be different than in the past 16 years.

“What you’re not going to hear are the details” about U.S. tactics in the South Asian country, Haley said. “In the past we’ve had administrations that have given out everything we’re doing, when we’re doing it and how we’re doing it. You’re not going to hear that now.”

Another difference in America’s engagement in the country under the Trump administration, she said, is: “It’s not going to be based on time; it’s going to be based on results.”

“It’s not going to be like the last 16 years,” she said.

Asked what would constitute a victory in Afghanistan, Haley said it is to “defeat terrorism.”


Haley also said that she spoke with Trump after violence earlier this month in Charlottesville, Virginia, when a white nationalist gathering led to chaos.

“I had a private conversation with the president about Charlottesville, and it was taken very well,” she told Stephanopoulos.

Trump had said that there were “very fine” people on both sides — in the white nationalist gathering and the counterprotests.

Haley said the president had since “clarified” his remarks “so that no one can question that he’s opposed to bigotry and hate in this country.”

Trump appeared to allude to the Charlottesville violence during his speech Monday night on Afghanistan.

“Loyalty to our nation demands loyalty to one another. Love for America requires love for all of its people,” Trump said. “When we open our hearts to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry, and no tolerance for…

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