Skip to comments.Trump approves sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan, senior official says
Posted on 08/21/2017 3:53:13 PM PDT by jazusamo
President Trump has signed off on sending an additional 4,000 troops to Afghanistan, ahead of his address to the nation Monday night, Fox News has learned.
Trump is set to unveil his strategy for Afghanistan, becoming the third commander-in-chief to attempt to stabilize the war-torn country and forge a victory in what is now Americas longest war.
The speech is scheduled for 9 p.m. EDT Monday. The president will deliver the nationally televised address to troops stationed at the Army's Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, located next to Arlington National Cemetery.
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I tell you what Donald - why don’t you send aunty-fifi to Afghanistan. That wold solve a whole host of issues!
If this appeases some blood thirsty neocon war mongers in congress maybe they will actually vote on some issues that will actually make America great again. Other than that, Id say just bring everyone home and burn the opium fields on the way out.
I would say destroy all of the opium, poison the soil it grows in, drop a few moabs where the Taliban is known to be, and leave.
I like your thinking!
No, Donald, we need for every last soldier there to come home. The last one out should give the ungrateful nasty Afghanis a one finger salute.
I hate to see more US ‘cannon fodder’ sent to Afghanistan.
If the situation is truly that bad, then get Congress to declare war. Then we can vaporize what we should have vaporized on September 12, 2001.
We have no business in Afghanistan.
We can simply kill anything that can damage the US with B-52s. And yes, that includes terrorist training camps and unfriendly governments.
Cheap, 500lb bombs and lots of them.
Nixon too sent more troops to Vietnam. But he rotated troops and gradually pulled out .
What are we...16 years IN with this sh#t? We and NATO haven’t trained the Afghan Troops in that time? Are they THAT dumb? The US Army turned sweet-little-old ME into a Killing Machine in about 16 weeks time! :)
This is starting to look like some kind of racket...
*SMIRK* (War is ALWAYS a, ‘racket.’)
This had BETTER be some kind of final PUSH and some unleashing of The Dogs of War, to get us the HELL OUT of there, and bring our kids (and Grandkids) home!
Dammit. Just, DAMMIT!
See my post #11. I hope to hell you’re right!
Almost as depressing as the further loss of treasure and young lives is the reality that our leaders, including our military leaders, are this mind bendingly moronic.
I’m sorry for the more moderate Afghanis that will suffer brutal retaliation.
But - GET OUT NOW.
I just seen it! LOL
Look, someone has to protect the opium trade there.
The Constitution of Afghanistan is explicitly Islamic. It was a mistake from day one to defend that.
Totally agree, FRiend.
Let’s ‘fix’ Afghanistan for the muslims while they invade and takeover Europe and America.
Does this sound sane, folks? /s
Can we Make Afghanistan Great Again LATER?? US first? too much to ask?
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