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There´s method in Jim Mattis
Washington Examiner, by Editorial

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 6/19/2017 5:04:47 AM

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis visited Capitol Hill last week and gave Congress an important message. He told lawmakers that President Trump had authorized him to decide how many American military personnel should be deployed in Afghanistan. This is good news if there is to be anything like a sustainable peace there. For too long, the military has been unable to send more personnel than the amounts decided arbitrarily by President Obama, who was obsessed with building a legacy as a peacemaker rather than with doing what would have been effective. This forced the Pentagon to keep a low troop presence in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: brianod1, 6/19/2017 9:06:18 AM     (No. 11290963)

I have nothing but respect and admiration for those who fought for the USA in Afghanistan (allied troops, too.) However, Mattis´ plan sounds like every other plan hatched to win in Afghanistan. It´s been 16 years of warfare, just short of a generation, with no end in sight.

Afghanistan is known as the graveyard of empires for a good reason. It´s time to bring the troops home.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative, 6/19/2017 5:49:15 PM     (No. 11291569)

16 years...a few more and those first American-trained Afghan troops can retire. End it one way or the other.

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