Skip to comments.Trump to announce Afghanistan plan Monday in TV address
Posted on 08/20/2017 2:37:02 PM PDT by be-baw
President Trump will address the nation on his Afghanistan war strategy tomorrow at 9 p.m. from Fort Myer in Arlington, VA. It's one of the most consequential decisions of his presidency, and it comes after Trump met with his national security team on Friday at Camp David .
Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Sunday, per Reuters: "I am very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous and did not go in with a pre-set position."
The stakes: Should Trump order a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, advisers believe he'd all but ensure the Taliban completes its takeover of the country. Al-Qaeda and ISIS would be allowed to flourish, and you'd have a terrorist launching pad similar to, or potentially worse than, before 9/11.
Trump's decision hasn't leaked; but I can illuminate some of the private conversations leading up to it, from senior administration sources and former officials close to the Pentagon
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I’m slipping today. The full name of the author is Jonathan Swam/
It might have been a nice thing to have fought to win in that country and helped to grow a healthy government and society there (just like what could have been done in South Vietnam by the end of the 1960s). Instead, the effort there probably just became another source of cash for the UniParty of Criminal Government and their corporate friends.
We’ve been there 16 years.
What was our goal? If it was to defeat the Taliban, then we needed to cut of their money (Saudi) and close their training schools (Pakistan).
Anything less than that wouldn’t suffice; they’d come back like weeds
as soon as we left.
And we still haven’t pulled them up by the roots.
He's sending all American DemoRats there plus John McCain to be truly bipartisan?
Lots of details in this report. Either it is bogus or there are still major leaks happening.
ISIS is not coming back. Al Queda’s funding from Saudi Arabia will dry up.
They do not want to be like us. How come no one gets that? Why do we keep trying to make them be like us?
I hope he’s withdrawing.
I’ve always thought it would’ve made more sense to keep them locked in Afghanistan than to try to change them or their culture.
Let’s hope he moves McMaster out there and out of the White House. Rummy Chick what do you think he’s going to do?
The Demopublican party fights to put their hand in the American Taxpayers wallet.
“Lots of details in this report. Either it is bogus or there are still major leaks happening.”
Either what’s bogus? The address or the plans in the “report”?
what if all of us left our TV on FOX or OAN all day and all night? Wouldnt that change the MSNBC numbers. Cant you leave the cable box on and manually turn off your tv screen? And, and, and stay off Facebook. And, and dont use google when searching use bing.com ??
We have a lot of Trump in the week ahead! I'll be in Atlanta, I hope they have this on the hotel TV set or the bar downstairs. Otherwise, I'll have to stream it over crappy hotel broadband.
“Cant you leave the cable box on and manually turn off your tv”
If you put the cable box on FOX or if your lucky on OAN you could unplug the TV. FOX or OAN would get the rating.
all the specifics on who was suggesting what
Well if leaking military plans isn’t treason I don’t know what is.
Here’s hoping Trump doesn’t go with the Neo-Cons.
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