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Trump to make announcement on strategy for Afghanistan (4,000 more troops)
CBS News ^

Posted on 08/20/2017 2:59:51 PM PDT by springwater13

President Trump has decided on a strategy for Afghanistan that also takes a broad approach toward tackling competing interests in South Asia, CBS News' Margaret Brennan reports.

The White House released a statement on Sunday saying that Mr. Trump will address the nation's troops and the American people on Monday evening from Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, "to provide an update on the path forward for America's engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia."

Officials expect Mr. Trump to announce a strategy that meets the requests of commanders in the field, allows for the deployment of around 4,000 more U.S. troops, and aggressively pushes Pakistan to stop acting as a safe haven for terrorists.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanwar; arlingtonva; artofthedeal; braking; breaking; fortmyer; maga; nationaladdress; searchworks; triplechess; trumpafghanwar; trumpdod; trumpgwot
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McMaster wanted a surge of 50,000 more troops. Most of the hawk generals wanted at least 10,000. Bannon and the Blackwater founder Erik Prince had an idea of sending in thousands of contractors.

So all things considered, the minimum level of troops to prevent the Taliban from expanding into more territory.

1 posted on 08/20/2017 2:59:51 PM PDT by springwater13
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To: springwater13

Nations go to Afghanistan to die.


2 posted on 08/20/2017 3:01:18 PM PDT by TTFlyer
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To: springwater13

Which of his kids are signing up to go?


3 posted on 08/20/2017 3:02:17 PM PDT by Wolfie
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Nations Empires go to Afghanistan to die.

and killing the American empire would be the best thing that could ever happen to this country.
4 posted on 08/20/2017 3:03:46 PM PDT by Garth Tater (What's mine is mine.)
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To: springwater13

Neocons.

Trump needs to ditch them.


5 posted on 08/20/2017 3:03:50 PM PDT by Ray76 (Republicans are a Democrat party front group.)
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To: springwater13

Not privy to the intelligence that surrounds such moves, I can tell you that I initially trust Trump’s judgment MUCH more than that of Bush who seemed to mindlessly shoot from the hip and had ulterior, politically-correct motives in much of what he did.


6 posted on 08/20/2017 3:04:59 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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Afghanistan will never be a happy place.


7 posted on 08/20/2017 3:06:42 PM PDT by Architect of Paradise
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To: springwater13

No way trump says how many troops.


8 posted on 08/20/2017 3:06:54 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (We must never shut up. Covfefe: A great dish served piping hot!)
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To: TTFlyer

Only under Obama. Where the rules of engagement are not to engage.


9 posted on 08/20/2017 3:10:34 PM PDT by Stopthethreat
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To: Jim 0216

“CBS News’ Margaret Brennan reports.”

Well that didn’t take long. If they aren’t guessing then the leaks are still flowing. I would suspect if McMaster didn’t get what he wanted he leaked it so deep is my mistrust of this vile man.


10 posted on 08/20/2017 3:10:59 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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Yep and here comes the war mongering Neo Con influence o this admin.

So lets so POTUS praises the protesters in Boston who are made up of violent hateful thugs trying to shut down HIS SUPPORTERS free political speech, and now ramping up troops which he railed against during the campaign. All 48 hrs after Bannon’s exit.

Bannon’s quote in Weekly Standard might be 100% accurate.


11 posted on 08/20/2017 3:11:16 PM PDT by snarkytart
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“Which of his kids are signing up to go?”

Which one of yours was drafted??

I think when someone volunteers for the military that is their business and not yours.


12 posted on 08/20/2017 3:12:45 PM PDT by CodeToad (Victorious warriors WIN first, then go to war! Go TRUMP!!!)
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To: Ray76

Neocons.

Trump needs to ditch them.

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Ain’t happening. It’s why Bannon exited. He knew what he was fighting for in the WH was a lost cause. He was surrounded and left where he felt he would be more influential to pushing the agenda in which he believes.


13 posted on 08/20/2017 3:13:38 PM PDT by snarkytart
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It’s a move that will see our presence prolonged and not to win.

My definition of win is a defeated nation totally unable and unwilling to again cause trouble for the USA.


14 posted on 08/20/2017 3:14:47 PM PDT by xzins ( Support the Freepathon! Every donation is important.)
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Pakistan has been a big problem, they created the Taliban that came to power in Afghanistan and made it the safe haven for Al Qaeda.

George W postured tough after 9/11 but Pakistan got a pass in the end.

Its insane to have the ‘supply line’ going through Pakistan as well.

The other route is the Eastern Europe-Central Asia one.

I’m not going to be diverted by this from the need for the POTUS to get things squared away back home.

I think that’s why many of us voted for him, to address matters related to this country first.


15 posted on 08/20/2017 3:15:37 PM PDT by Nextrush (Freedom is everybody's business: Remember Pastor Niemoller)
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The Deep State wants war - Afghanistan is an unwinnable black hole (ask the British, Russians), we need to get out NOW.

Mexico and Central American parasite-states are the real enemy to America.


16 posted on 08/20/2017 3:16:13 PM PDT by sheehan (DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS.)
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The Deep State wants war - Afghanistan is an unwinnable black hole (ask the British, Russians), we need to get out NOW.

Mexico and Central American parasite-states are the real enemy to America.


17 posted on 08/20/2017 3:16:13 PM PDT by sheehan (DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS.)
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To: CodeToad

Well said.


18 posted on 08/20/2017 3:27:12 PM PDT by mbrfl
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To: gibsonguy

I really think Trump is being taken by surprise by the depth of savagery and treachery in D.C. I think Trump is used to much more straightforward types in business.

But Trump’s a learner and he’ll learn. The problem is much deeper than he suspected I think. But God bless Trump, he will do everything he can to get to the bottom of it and root out all that he can.

With God’s help, Trump and the rest of us will see to it that one way or the other, our Free Constitutional Republic is restored.


19 posted on 08/20/2017 3:29:11 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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Why dont they drop crates and crates full of medieval weapons and let them go at it?


20 posted on 08/20/2017 3:33:31 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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