Trump is making good on his campaign promise to end the war in Afghanistan

  For almost a decade, President Trump has been complaining about America's war in Afghanistan.  When he ran for president, Trump promised to stay out of foreign wars, saying, "I will never send our finest into battle unless necessary, and I mean absolutely necessary, and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital V." The media were therefore excited when Trump not only did not pull out of Afghanistan, but actually sent more troops there.  CNBC rubbed Trump's nose into the escalation by digging up his tweets going back to 2012 in which he insisted that the Obama administration bring American troops home. It seems, though, that Trump had a strategy.  This strategy was consistent with "hav[ing] a plan for victory," or at least avoiding an ignominious retreat or, worse, creating a vacuum such as that left in Iraq after Obama's precipitous withdrawal. Because Trump understood that...(Read Full Post)
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