Republican Senator John McCain on Thursday presented his own plan Afghanistan which also calls for ramping up pressure on Pakistan.
McCain who chairs Senate Arms Services Committee has long threatened to force a strategy on the Trump administration if it doesn’t come up with one soon enough to win the 16-year-old war.
The new plan involves sending more US troops in Afghanistan and allowing use of more air power to break a stalemate in the war.
McCain's strategy also includes Pakistan, which would be subject to “graduated diplomatic and military costs as long as it continues to provide support and sanctuary to terrorist and insurgent groups.”
"We must face facts: we are losing in Afghanistan and time is of the essence if we intend to turn the tide," Senator McCain who is recently diagnosed with brain cancer said in a statement.