Warren challenges Trump’s decisions

On Thursday, President Trump and his administration announced that the U.S. military had dropped a non-nuclear GBU-43 bomb in northeast Afghanistan to destroy a tunnel system used by ISIS.

The military operation drew ire from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) of Massachusetts, who addressed reporters at a town hall meeting regarding the matter.

In her statements, Warren challenged the notion that Trump has any foreign policy strategy:

“As is the case with every part of Trump’s foreign policy, we are all trying to understand: What is the strategy? If we can’t figure out what it means, it’s sort of hard to make that a message.”

Warren also questioned whether Trump’s bomb drop killed any innocent civilians. “That’s the real question of our future safety,” Warren declared. “Who is going to be out there fighting us in the future?”

According to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, the military was cautious to avoid civilian casualties and an Afghan ministry spokesman confirmed no civilians were hurt or killed in the operation.

The GBU-43 bomb has a blast radius of about one mile and is considered the “mother of all bombs.”

 

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