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With American troops still serving in Afghanistan — it’ll be 17 years in October — and a beleaguered Afghan National Army facing a resurgent Taliban and nascent ISIS threat, President Donald Trump wants a plan. While much of the decision-making appears to be in Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ hands, the commander in chief isn’t just looking to his generals and top advisors for input. Trump wants to hear “from people on the ground,” according to the Associated Press.

On June 18, the president reportedly met with service members to hear what they think needs to be done to bring the country’s longest war to a close.

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Because White House boardrooms don’t have enough space for every Afghanistan veteran, we reached out to Task & Purpose readers on Facebook to get your input on what “winning” looks like in the graveyard of empires. Of the more than 1,000 responses, here are some of the suggestions we picked out:

First, define “winning.”

Trump Wants Troops To Tell Him How To Win In Afghanistan. Here Are Some Suggestions

Can we even win?

Trump Wants Troops To Tell Him How To Win In Afghanistan. Here Are Some Suggestions

Too little, too late.

Trump Wants Troops To Tell Him How To Win In Afghanistan. Here Are Some Suggestions

Education and infrastructure.

Trump Wants Troops To Tell Him How To Win In Afghanistan. Here Are Some Suggestions

Fire everybody.

Trump Wants Troops To Tell Him How To Win In Afghanistan. Here Are Some Suggestions

Well, don’t fire everybody.

Trump Wants Troops To Tell Him How To Win In Afghanistan. Here Are Some Suggestions

Then there’s the hands off approach.

Trump Wants Troops To Tell Him How To Win In Afghanistan. Here Are Some Suggestions

And the really really hands off approach.

Trump Wants Troops To Tell Him How To Win In Afghanistan. Here Are Some Suggestions

Hit the Taliban where it hurts: the wallet.

Trump Wants Troops To Tell Him How To Win In Afghanistan. Here Are Some Suggestions

Afghanistana-palooza.

Trump Wants Troops To Tell Him How To Win In Afghanistan. Here Are Some Suggestions

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