It was the first time that the Mother of all Bombs was used despite it being developed in the early 2000s. What the targeting of the Islamic State in Afghanistan with this mighty bomb signals is that US President Donald Trump has delivered on his promise that he would 'kick the s**t out of the Islamic State.
Trump had promised during his election campaign that he would take a very aggressive stand against the IS and the bombing at Nangarhar province in Afghanistan only shows that he has begun delivering on that promise. In one speech Trump had said, " I would bomb the s**t out of them. I'd just bomb those suckers. I'd blow up the pipes, I'd blow up the refineries, I'd blow up every single inch-there would be nothing left."
Trump did get off to a bad start to his presidency with the courts overturning his decision to impose a ban on people from major Muslim countries. However the bombing of Afghanistan and also the strike at Syria in retaliation to the chemical strike only has vindicated his stand against terror.
Analysts in India tell OneIndia that this is just the beginning. Trump has this element of surprise in him and he will keep everyone guessing. Trump has infact taken a tough stance where the war on terror is concerned. He has taken a tougher stance when compared to his predecessor Barack Obama and his voters may be proud that he has lived up to his promise.
While Trump does offer a strong solution where terrorism is concerned, there is also an element of surprise that he has to offer. As CNN would say, a week after reversing previous positions, Trump kept to one in regard to the IS. The question now is what does he do tomorrow and a week from now and a month from now. Keep them guessing is what Trump's foreign policy is all about.