President Trump addressed the nation on Monday evening to speak about the situation in Afghanistan. “From now on, victory will have a clear definition: attacking our enemies, obliterating ISIS, crushing Al Qaeda, preventing the Taliban from taking over Afghanistan, and stopping mass terror attacks against America,” he said.
A spokesperson for the Taliban responded by saying Trump’s “whole speech was old” and that his policy was “unclear.” Trump will become the third U.S. president to keep troops in Afghanistan.
The president, under the recommendation of General Mattis, is sending an additional 4,000 troops to Afghanistan, adding to the current estimated 8,400 U.S. troops already there.
During his campaign, and years prior to the election, Trump criticized the US for keeping troops in Afghanistan. He started his speech last night saying he didn’t know enough about the war prior to being elected and said having spent time researching what’s going on, he feels we cannot pull troops out at this time.
The speech has many military experts and Republicans cheering, while Democrats like Nancy Pelosi say they didn’t hear a plan outlined and were not impressed. We ask you, “Are you disappointed to hear the US will be remaining in Afghanistan?”
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