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Trump approves sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan, senior official says
Fox News ^ | August 21, 2017

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 America’s 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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; military; seebreakingnews; third100days; troops; trump; trumpgwot; trumpwot
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1 posted on 08/21/2017 3:53:13 PM PDT by jazusamo
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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!


2 posted on 08/21/2017 3:54:44 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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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.


3 posted on 08/21/2017 3:57:05 PM PDT by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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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.


4 posted on 08/21/2017 3:59:53 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: JudyinCanada

I like your thinking!


5 posted on 08/21/2017 4:01:11 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: jazusamo

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.


6 posted on 08/21/2017 4:02:20 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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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.


7 posted on 08/21/2017 4:03:00 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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Bump!


8 posted on 08/21/2017 4:03:22 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://freerepublic.com/donate/)
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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.


9 posted on 08/21/2017 4:06:14 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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I predict more of a Nixonian strategy.

Nixon too sent more troops to Vietnam. But he rotated troops and gradually pulled out .

10 posted on 08/21/2017 4:09:20 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (We're right, you're wrong - that's the end of the argument.)
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*SIGH*

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!


11 posted on 08/21/2017 4:09:33 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set!)
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See my post #11. I hope to hell you’re right!


12 posted on 08/21/2017 4:10:07 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set!)
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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.


13 posted on 08/21/2017 4:10:39 PM PDT by TheTimeOfMan (A time for peace and a time for war)
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I just seen it! LOL


14 posted on 08/21/2017 4:11:23 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (We're right, you're wrong - that's the end of the argument.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Look, someone has to protect the opium trade there.


15 posted on 08/21/2017 4:12:28 PM PDT by exit82 (The opposition has already been Trumped!)
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The Constitution of Afghanistan is explicitly Islamic. It was a mistake from day one to defend that.


16 posted on 08/21/2017 4:12:43 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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Totally agree, FRiend.


17 posted on 08/21/2017 4:12:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://freerepublic.com/donate/)
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MAGA!

Please bump the Freepathon or click above to donate or become a monthly donor!

18 posted on 08/21/2017 4:14:17 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Disaster...

Let’s ‘fix’ Afghanistan for the muslims while they invade and takeover Europe and America.

Does this sound sane, folks? /s

Another leak?


19 posted on 08/21/2017 4:14:32 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Obama voters killed America. Treat them accordingly.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Can we Make Afghanistan Great Again LATER?? US first? too much to ask?


20 posted on 08/21/2017 4:15:04 PM PDT by txhurl (Dog: 'he's just the cook')
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