Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump asserted during Thursdays 11th Republican debate that the United States should stay in Afghanistan to protect Pakistans nuclear arms.
Responding to a question posed by Fox Fox News host Megyn Kelly at the 11th debate of the primary season, Trump said that We made a mistake going into Iraq.
I think you have to stay in Afghanistan for a while, because of the fact that youre right next to Pakistan, which has nuclear weapons, and we have to protect that, Trump said about Afghanistan.
Nuclear weapons change the game, he added.
In September last year, the republican front runner proposed that United States should use Indias help to deal with Pakistan if it becomes unstable in the future.
You have to get India involved. Indias the check to Pakistan, Trump said, during his appearance on a radio talk show.
Trumps statement came in response to a question regarding what he would do if Pakistan, the most dangerous country in the world other than Iran, became unstable.
Suggesting that India is the real check on Pakistan he added, I think we have to deal very closely with India to deal with it (Pakistan).
Asked whether he would send in US troops to neutralise Pakistans nuclear capability should the country go rogue, Trump replied that he would not reveal his military plans to a potential rival.
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