New reports suggest that President Trump is expected to deploy around 4,000 additional ground troops to Afghanistan in order to attempt to defeat the remnants of Al Qaeda and ISIS and also pressure the Afghanistan government and that of neighboring Pakistan to take over the roles of security.
President Trump delivered a monumental and highly anticipated speech outside Washington where he will announce his new decision, which comes amidst several months of deliberation with all branches of the military and the highest level commanders of the United States Armed Forces.
Top political advisers to the President of the United States and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war have given President Trump their take on the war, which has led to his anticipated decision on how to proceed.
Many of Trump’s supporters would like to the see war come to an end, after going on two decades and trillions of dollars spent to what they perceive as no real avail or benefit for America.
The Deep State and CIA is not expected to want any removal of US forces since it's widely believed they're responsible for assisting in the Opium Crisis and the heavy profits of heroin trafficking out of Afghanistan and into 90% of the world.
As of now, it's not expected that President Trump will announce any end date or timeframe to pull out of Afghanistan, which is unfortunate as we've been there long enough.
President Barack Obama announced such a “pullout” timetable and later failed to fulfill that promise which is likely why President Trump won't make the same mistakes when he announced a surge in troops.
When asked how long the United States presence could remain in Afghanistan, a senior U.S. official responded, rhetorically, "How long have we been in Korea?"
United States troops have been posted south of the Demilitarized Zone since the end of hostilities there in 1953, and technically the war is still ongoing, just going through a prolonged ceasefire.
U.S. forces have been fighting in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion that followed the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Many close to President Trump say he hated to have to announce a decision to deploy more U.S. troops since he's adamantly supporting finishing the war and bringing our boys back home.
The Pentagon recommended new deployments earlier this summer, but up until now, President Trump has delayed making that official, in hopes of finding an alternative solution.
Now we must unite and trust our President, and pray that the job can be completed with minimal lives lost. President Trump has ordered the top Generals to write a strategic list of goals to accomplish and fulfill them.
On the campaign trail, President Trump was critical of the war effort before running for president and said the United States should cut its losses.
Trump has remained deeply skeptical about new deployments since his inauguration, and has made calculated investments into finding a solution.
The top United States Commander in Afghanistan, Army General John Nicholson, first warned Congress earlier this year that the war is in "stalemate," and he and Defense Secretary James Mattis have both acknowledged that Russia has begun supporting Taliban insurgent forces in the north.
Contrary to the idea that more troops are necessary, President Trump's political advisers are said to have argued that increasing the American commitment to Afghanistan after nearly 16 years of bloodshed.
Barack Obama increased 100,000 troops under his Administration, which didn't benefit the country in any way.
Both Defense Secretary Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster alongside White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, whose son was a Marine officer killed in Afghanistan, are understood to have strenuously made the opposite case.
The Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community have long warned that withdrawing American support for the Afghan government would hasten its collapse.
The Afghan government cannot afford the security apparatus the U.S. and other international donors have helped build since 2001.
The a Taliban and other insurgent forces have long been able to seek refuge outside Afghanistan's borders in Pakistan, where the leadership of the Taliban continues to make its headquarters.
The Taliban are pressing gains against Afghanistan's forces, especially in the south and east, and Nicholson says more troops are necessary to backstop them. More U.S. troops also will make it possible to train more local troops to replace those lost in combat; the Afghan rate of attrition is heavy.
President Trump has made a decision, and regardless of our stance, we must now see where it goes. The President says “we will defeat them”, so let's make that happen.
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