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Trump tough talk unlikely to worry Pakistan

WASHINGTON: In military terms, Donald Trump's long-awaited new Afghanistan strategy looks very much like the old one. But, on the diplomatic front, he took a risk in confronting unruly, nuclear-armed Pakistan. Washington has long been frustrated by Pakistan's provision of cross-border safe havens to some of the Taliban factions and armed groups fighting against US troops and their Afghan allies. Trump's predecessor Barack Obama risked triggering a breakdown in the long US alliance with Islamabad when, without…