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President Trump’s Afghanistan Surge Produces Many Casualties, Little Progress

President Donald Trump, who promised to reverse the failed foreign policy of his predecessors on the campaign trail, did a complete about face on Afghanistan after taking his place in the Oval Office. Similar to Obama, Trump committed to a troop surge in Afghanistan soon after becoming President, and the results have been deadly. “During the first nine months of 2017, the mission documented 466 civilian casualties (205 deaths and 261 injured), a 52 percent increase in civilian casualties from air strikes compared to the same period in 2016,” the U.N. mission in Afghanistan said in its report. According to… Keep Reading

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Globalist Senator: Keep US In Afghanistan For Another Ten Years!

The globalists are sowing their wild oats after President Donald Trump announced a troop surge in Afghanistan. Emboldened by Trump reversing the ‘America First’ foreign policy he espoused on the campaign trail last year and embracing the foreign policy of his predecessors, warmongers such as Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) are saying that Trump needs to double-down even more on America’s longest war. Corker admitted as much to NBC journalist Chuck Todd while sitting down for a “Meet the Press” interview that aired on Sunday. The rationale Corker gave was that because Afghanistan is so poor and their gross domestic product… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Confronted Globalist General H.R. McMaster Over Afghan Surge

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) met with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster recently and confronted him over his advocacy for increased U.S. presence in Afghanistan, according to an interview with Reason on Friday. “I saw McMaster not too long ago, and I gave him grief about the Afghan War and said it’s a huge mistake,” Paul recounted to Reason‘s Matt Welch. “Well, but it’s not nation building,” McMaster replied. “How can it be anything but national building?” Paul asked McMaster. “We’re on our 16th year there, and you think you’re still fighting the last war. What you’re doing is trying to create a… Keep Reading

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With Afghanistan Troop Surge, President Trump Becomes Bush’s Fifth Term

When George W. Bush first ran for President, he did so on a platform of non-interventionism. He spoke against the interventionist tendencies of Bill Clinton and the idea that we should go around the world telling people how to live their lives. Everything changed 16 years ago on this very date. The horrific terrorist attacks against our country led to military action in Afghanistan to avenge the victims. Avenging the fallen quickly turned into imperialism. What was said to be a targeted mission to strike back at terrorists soon became an endless occupation. America’s longest war has cost taxpayers billions… Keep Reading

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Sen. Rand Paul Calls For An End To The Longest War In American History

For well over a decade and a half, the United States military has occupied the Middle Eastern country of Afghanistan. It began in the aftermath of the unprecedented terrorist attacks of Sept. 11th, 2001. With terrorists bringing down the Twin Towers and striking the Pentagon, then-President George W. Bush sought to strike back. But what started as an invasion for the purpose of vengeance has evolved into an endless occupation without realistic goals. Our strike against terrorists to ensure these attacks would never happen again changed into a rebuilding effort, one dedicated to forcing democracy on an undemocratic region and… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Slams Afghanistan Troop Increase

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) slammed President Donald Trump’s decision to commit 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan in an op-ed for The Hill. “The mission in Afghanistan has lost its purpose, and I think it is a terrible idea to send any more troops into that war,” he wrote on Tuesday. “It’s time to come home now.” Keep Reading

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Globalists Win: NATO Pledges To Support Trump’s Troop Surge In Afghanistan

On the campaign trail last year, Donald Trump frequently talked about the evils of the Iraq war and the excesses of American foreign intervention. In typical fashion, Trump reversed this position as soon as he became president. Trump is now copying troop surge policies that failed spectacularly during the Obama administration, and hopes that the North American Treaty Organization (NATO) will assist him on his fool’s errand. “We will ask our NATO allies and global partners to support our new strategy, with additional troops and funding increases in line with our own. We are confident they will,” Trump said. NATO… Keep Reading

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Trump Administration Mulls Afghanistan Drawback After Prior Indications Of Expansion

President Donald Trump’s foreign policy may not always be coherent, but it is proving to be less belligerent than that of his predecessors. After previously indicating that troop totals would likely be expanding in Afghanistan, the Trump administration is considering reversing that policy after the Pentagon failed to rally much support behind their initial proposal. “It’s a macro question as to whether the U.S., this administration, and this president are committed to staying,” a senior Trump administration official said to the Wall Street Journal. “It doesn’t work unless we are there for a long time, and if we don’t have… Keep Reading

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Trump, Bannon Push Back Against McMaster’s Proposed Afghanistan Troop Surge

President Donald Trump has refused to sign off on a proposal by National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster to increase the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, according to a report by Politico‘s Susan Glasser. According to Glasser, a “heated debate” arose, with McMaster and Secretary of Defense James Mattis on one side, and the President and his Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on the other, which was described by senior officials present as a “s*** show”. The President was reportedly “dissatisfied” with the proposal, which resulted in him “sending it back to his national security team demanding more work”. He later told reporters, “I… Keep Reading

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Trump, The MOAB, & a Red Line Against ISIS

In 2012, President Obama laid down his now-infamous “red line” speech against Bashar al-Assad, warning that the use of chemical weapons by Syria would result in “enormous consequences” from the United States – consequences that America proved both utterly unwilling and unable to follow through on when Assad inevitably used chemical weapons against rebel forces near Damascus in 2013, killing many hundreds of civilians, including over a hundred children. But when Assad decided to wantonly use chemical weapons again in 2017 there was a new President in the White House, and, 59 Tomahawk cruise missile strikes against Al Shayrat airbase… Keep Reading

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