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Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:05 AM

Trump plans Friday meeting to make arrangements for withdrawal from Afghanistan

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Source: Washington Post

President Trump plans to meet Friday with Cabinet officials and other senior national security advisers to begin making arrangements for a step-by-step U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, a person familiar with the presidentís plan said.

A second U.S. official said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is among Cabinet officials who will meet with Trump and Vice President Pence at Trumpís New Jersey golf resort.

The session will review results of months of diplomatic outreach by Trumpís special envoy, former U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, and military plans to begin a phased withdrawal of U.S. forces and end the longest U.S. war.

The Trump administration would withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan in exchange for concessions from the Taliban, including a cease-fire and a renunciation of al-Qaeda, as part of an initial deal to end the nearly 18-year-old war.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-plans-friday-meeting-to-make-arrangements-for-withdrawal-from-afghanistan/2019/08/16/cab8d6aa-c00e-11e9-a5c6-1e74f7ec4a93_story.html?wpisrc=al_news__alert-national--alert-world--alert-politics&wpmk=1

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Reply Trump plans Friday meeting to make arrangements for withdrawal from Afghanistan (Original post)
brooklynite Aug 2019 OP
turbinetree Aug 2019 #1
dhill926 Aug 2019 #2
sakabatou Aug 2019 #4
Lonestarblue Aug 2019 #3
DallasNE Aug 2019 #5
rocktivity Aug 2019 #6
ROB-ROX Aug 2019 #7
JudyM Aug 2019 #8

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:25 AM

1. So are they going to be around the golf cart in lawn chairs...............................

so that he isn't on his unsecured phone..................blabbing....................

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:52 AM

2. you just know they'll fuck it up somehow...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 12:26 PM

4. Yep

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 12:23 PM

3. Trump's confederacy of dunces couldn't plan how to change a light bulb.

I hope he actually involves the military instead of his usual chief advisory council of Never-Met-a-Fact-Conway, Kill-All-Government Mulvaney, and the Clueless Kushners.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 12:36 PM

5. Just 2-3 Days Ago

There was a report that said talks with the Taliban had collapsed. Those talks would have required the Taliban to begin talks with the government in Kabul. This looks like Trump has caved to where some kind of temporary cease-fire as we withdraw is in place. Big deal. Oh, the Taliban hate al-Qaeda so "a renunciation of al-Qaeda" is something the Taliban would be more than happy to do. So how does Trump paper over the failure of his efforts to get any meaningful agreement with the Taliban.

Surely Trump will have the final step of the withdrawal in October 2020 meaning the final victory of the Taliban will occur after the election.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 02:15 PM

6. Leaving it ripe for Russia to move in

via the Taliban?


rocktivity

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:13 PM

7. This Is Like Another Republican Viet Nam AGAIN

It only took 3 short years for South Viet Nam to fall after an arranged republican peace plan. This time the fall will happen in two years. I think the CIA will bitch when they can not get their drugs out because the Taliban hates drugs and the CIA. I guess this sure was a waste of $10 trillion dollars but who is counting........

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:13 PM

8. Locking.

The hosts are in agreement that planning to have a meeting is not important news as required in the LBN forum.
Please post ďplanningĒ type news in GD.

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