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Trump’s plan for our troops is opaque. He owes the country a better explanation.
 
By Editorial Board
January 2

WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S decision to slash U.S. troop levels in Syria and Afghanistan was revealed two weeks ago, it seemed, at least, clear-cut. The 2,000 U.S. personnel in eastern Syria, who with Kurdish and Arab allies have been fighting the Islamic State, would depart within 30 days; meanwhile, the Pentagon would prepare a plan to withdraw about half of the 14,000-plus U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

By this week, however, Mr. Trump’s intentions were anything but transparent. Officials were telling reporters that the Syria withdrawal would be extended over 120 days — and if Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) is to be believed, there may be no firm timetable at all. After having lunch with the president on Sunday, Mr. Graham tweeted that “the President will make sure any withdrawal from Syria will . . . ensure” that the Islamic State is “permanently destroyed,” Iran does not gain an advantage and “our Kurdish allies are protected.” That would require far longer than 120 days.

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Unlike Imam Obama, Trump isn't interested in telegraphing everything the military is planning to Russia, China, and Iran.  All Obama did was make the job of spying an internet exercise. 13859
“A society does not ever die ‘from natural causes’, but always dies from suicide or murder – and nearly always from the former….”
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Sort of a mild slam on Trump for WaPo. 
Cui bono?

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Consider the source of the article.

The reason the post wants more knowledge of "the plan" is so they can undermine it.


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