Vietnam Two?

Trump: ‘We are not nation-building again, we are killing terrorists’, a policy that is doomed from its first uttering, meaning the killing of every known terrorist and by so doing making life time enemies of their family and friends, that may ever end, perhaps though when they are all killed. A much wiser and long-term effort would be to try and win the hearts and minds of the people.

“Winning hearts and minds is a concept occasionally expressed in the resolution of war, insurgency, and other conflicts, in which one side seeks to prevail not by the use of superior force, but by making emotional or intellectual appeals to sway supporters of the other side”, Excerpted from Wikipedia.

“the strategy and programs used by the governments of South Vietnam and the United States during the Vietnam War to win the popular support of the Vietnamese people and to help defeat the Viet Cong insurgency. Pacification is the more formal term for winning hearts and minds”. Again Wikipedia…
Or…
“If you’ve got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.” – Theodore Roosevelt
This sixteen-year long war in Afghanistan, let’s just call it what it is, Vietnam Two… Further, how you may ask do I knew of ‘winning hearts and minds’, as a success and full policy, I offer up the defeated nations of Japan and Germany for your kind consideration…