There is no doubt a lot going on that is impossible for us to know. But, if Trump is serious about wiping out the Taliban and ISIS training camps in Afghanistan he might also be inclined to shut down the poppy production that has exploded, particularly in the British-held provence of Helmund. After all, there had been an ongoing CIA sponsored war in Syria for several years before Trump took office. Since then ISIS has been licked in Iraq and Syria. And Trump officially shut down the CIA funding for ISIS.
All war is based on deception. So, I would not rush to judgment on Trump’s so-called flip-flop. If he shuts down poppy production and London’s trillion dollar heroin biz it would be a blow unlike anything the British Empire has ever suffered