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US scaling back plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:05:31 AM »
US scaling back plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

by Diana Stancy Correll
 | January 08, 2019 03:57 PM

The U.S. military is developing a plan to withdraw about half the number of troops from Afghanistan than was initially expected when President Trump announced a major withdrawal last month.

Although Trump originally instructed the Pentagon to develop plans to pull out approximately 7,000 of the 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, two White House officials predict the withdrawal will only involve half of the 7,000 troops Trump first requested in December, the Washington Post reported.

However, nothing is finalized and officials said that plans could change again. An administration official said Trump has claimed his advisers are pushing him to remain in “all these wars forever," but Trump is still aiming to eventually pull all troops from Afghanistan.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/us-scaling-back-plans-to-withdraw-troops-from-afghanistan
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Re: US scaling back plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 08:44:55 AM »
We need to get out. They've had 18 years to get their act together.
Hahahahaha....No seriously. Who is the President?

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Re: US scaling back plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 06:47:14 PM »
Restored:
"We need to get out. They've had 18 years to get their act together."

Agreed.
There is nothing more to "be won" in Afghanistan.

Get out troops OUT of there.
The USA/Mexico border would be a better place for 'em.

There IS something to be won there...


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