Trump orders major military withdrawal from Afghanistan

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    Trump's foreign policy is courageous. He is right on mark with China. His decision to pull out of Syria is wise. However, it will not be wise for US to pull out of Afghanistan. After all, it was Afghanistan soil that was used to launch 911 attack on the US. If US leaves, Afghanistan will fall in the hands of Taliban and will be used by Pakistan to launch more terrorists attacks like 911. I believe this is why Mattis is resigning.

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    President Trump has directed the Pentagon to withdraw nearly half of the more than 14,000 troops deployed to Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Thursday, a move that many of Trump’s senior advisers and military officials have warned will plunge the country further into chaos.

    The order comes on the heels of Trump’s announcement that he will be withdrawing all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, a surprise decision that the president made against the counsel of his top advisers and without warning any of the allies who have fought alongside American forces in the battle there against the Islamic State.

    The Afghanistan directive also comes as the United States attempts to negotiate a peace deal with the Taliban, potentially undercutting leverage that American diplomats have. It marks a significant departure from Trump’s August 2017 decision to slightly increase the number of U.S. troops there and keep them in place with conditions on the ground dictating withdrawal.

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    The Taliban had nothing to do with 9/11. Pakistan also had nothing to do with 9/11. Now you know.
     
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    16 years of war in the Middle East has given our military a wealth of new battlefield technology. Pulling troops out of Afghanistan doesn't mean we're going to stop raining death on terrorists from air and sea-based platforms.
     
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    The Left doesn't have any real principles.
    They demanded that we get out of Afghanistan.
    But now they are outraged that President Trump is actually doing it.

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    The most dangerous terrorist cells in the world occupy the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches in Washnington DC.

    And those terrorists have won. It's war on us...

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    Well, there is a plus to it. Now, Pakistan will have nothing to hold over US head.
     
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    This is why the Joint Chiefs didn't look all that happy last night. Their job is to expand the Military/Industrial complex, not let it contract.
     
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    If no one threw a party, there would not be a party. Same goes for war. If we did not declare war or invade Iraq we would not have had a war that has lasted 15 years and no end in sight because Trump wants to stay there to watch Iran. DA. Then we went into Afghanistan, etc with no end in sight. There would not be a war without out us. Vietnam also. A warmonger is someone who instigates war. God uses other nations to discipline nations that are evil. God sent us to invade Iraq?
     
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    And the Muslims who help us there will not be able to use their help as leverage to gain entry to the USA where their kids and grandkids might (as we see happen in the U.K.) feel the call to get serious about their religion.

    THIS is how the President is smarter than his Generals.

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