While receiving Imran Khan, Pakistan Prime Minister, at the White House, President Donald Trump said that he could wipe off Afghanistan from the face of the earth in just one week. In his own words:
“I could win that war in just a week. I just don’t want to kill 10 million people. Does that make sense to you” … “I have plans on Afghanistan and if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan will be wiped off the face of the earth. It will be over literally in 10 days.” So we are working with Pakistan and others to extricate ourselves. We’ve been there for 19 years in Afghanistan. It’s ridiculous.”
Khan admitted that the previous governments in Pakistan did not disclose the fact that there are 40 terror groups inside their nation. He said “We have 40,000 militants.” He added that unlike his predecessors, his own administration would take a very different approach and disarm the groups.