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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have said next to nothing about how they would handle the war in Afghanistan, if they win on Tuesday.

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That’s remarkable, given the enormous U.S. investment in blood and treasure over the past 15 years, the resilience of the Taliban insurgency and the risk of a collapse of the Afghan government that could force the next president’s hands. Two Americans died while assisting Afghan forces on Thursday.

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President Barack Obama escalated the war shortly after he took office, but he fell short of his goal of compelling a political settlement between the Taliban and the Afghan government. The next president will face a new set of tough choices on Afghanistan early in his or her term, including whether to increase or reduce U.S. troop levels.

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