September 7, 2017

Does Trump actually have a plan for Afghanistan?

Gordon Olson in the Charlotte Observer

by Chris Thomas

Dear Senators Burr and Tillis and Rep. Adams:

I would like members of both houses of Congress to demand clarity and specifics relating to the president’s newly unveiled Afghanistan strategy. When campaigning, Donald Trump told the country he would have a plan to defeat ISIS within 30 days and he knew more about combating the extremists than the generals on the ground.

We are now more than six months into his presidency and it would appear that Trump has no concrete plans whatsoever. What is the plan moving forward? It looks like we are committing upwards of 4,000 more troops with no end in sight to this conflict. If we are eschewing diplomacy in this arena, what is the endgame? How/when do our troops come home?

‚ÄĒ Gordon Olson, Davidson NC Originally published in the Charlotte Observer

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