Sunday, August 20, 2017

Breaking! Trump to address Troop levels in Afghanistan

via Washington Post.
A variety of options have been under consideration, including sending about 3,800 more troops to augment the 8,400 already there to train and assist local forces. Another option Mattis has mentioned is to replace U.S. troops with private contractors.

But any proposal to reinforce the U.S. presence there is certain to meet resistance.

Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (Md.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on “Fox News Sunday” that he will oppose sending more troops.
Who will win?  The gloablists?  The pragmatists?

Doesn't matter.  We've lost Afghanistan.  The country is as unstable as when we went in and even if Mattis got his preferred option of adding more troops and kicking the can down the road, there is only one outcome left.

Eventually we will withdraw.

It's just a matter of when now.

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