Republican and Democratic senators have grilled Trump administration officials about the war in Afghanistan, saying American taxpayers’ money is being wasted on a failed war.
During their first hearing Tuesday on the war since the Republican president unveiled his strategy in August, the lawmakers questioned whether Trump’s policy will bring an end to the war that enters its 17th year.
The members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee expressed concern to State Department and Pentagon officials that the current strategy will not help achieve the stated goal of forcing the Taliban into peace talks and ending the conflict.
Senator Chris Coons, a Democrat, said, “I don’t think there is a clear path out of Afghanistan and I worry that the Taliban will simply wait us out regardless of how long we are there, and as a result we may be there the rest of my life.”
“Something is clearly not working,” said…