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Old 08-16-2019, 12:37 PM
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Trump Receives Mixed Reactions Amid Reports He’s Planning to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan
By: Madison Dibble - IJR News 8-16-19

President Donald Trump has been receiving mixed reactions from his Republican colleagues in the Senate since reports surfaced that he may withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

American soldiers have been stationed in Afghanistan since 2001 following the terrorist attacks on September 11. Since then, more than 2,200 U.S. soldiers have died in Afghanistan alone. Although casualties in Afghanistan have slowed since the start of the conflict, soldiers continue to die including two soldiers that were recently killed in a firefight, bringing the 2019 total to nine deaths.

Since taking office, President Trump has considered withdrawing troops a few times but has yet to make the commitment to a full withdrawal.

However, that could all soon change. Trump met with his advisors on Friday to discuss a complete withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, as well as making plans for a peaceful path forward between the two nations.

Although no one wants American troops in harm’s way, there have been some who are warning Trump that this action could be premature. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took to Twitter to explain his concern about leaving Afghanistan completely.

Graham warned that Trump could be making a “bigger mistake than [former President Barack] Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal,” a deal Trump tore up upon entering the Oval Office.

Graham called leaving Afghanistan a “recipe for disaster” and warned Trump to listen to his national security team, which includes some hawkish members like National Security Director John Bolton.

While Graham is urging Trump to stay, his fellow Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) couldn’t be more excited about the news that the president may withdraw troops from Afghanistan. He even suggested Trump be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.

For now, no decisions have been made surrounding the conflict in Afghanistan. It remains unclear if Trump will move forward with the withdrawal or heed the advice of those like Bolton and Graham.

Note: On site there are several tweets from all these guys back and forth to read them go to the site - there are just too many to post.


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