November 23, 2020

Report: Trump plans Afghanistan drawdown for January

Unlike many of his predecessors, President Donald Trump has remained true to his word that he wouldn’t start any unnecessary foreign wars and adding to that, his pledge to bring home more U.S. troops from the Middle East will soon come to fruition.

According to Breitbart, it was reported that the Commander in Chief will soon issue orders to return 2,500 troops back home from Afghanistan and, if carried through, would mean that troop levels in the region will be as low as they were in the early 2000’s.

As it stands, roughly 4,500 U.S. troops are still stationed in Afghanistan, with another 3,000 or so stationed in nearby Iraq. The report also indicated that Trump plans on reducing U.S. troop levels in Iraq to about 2,500.

News of the drawdown came in the wake of a significant shake-up within the ranks of the U.S. Department of Defense, most notably on the heels of the firing of former U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who publicly disagreed with Trump’s intentions to severely reduce troop levels in the Mideast hotspots.

In an earlier Breitbart report, acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller, who was recently appointed by Trump, spoke of the president’s intentions to reduce troop presence in the Middle East in a recent memo.

“Ending wars requires compromise and partnership. We met the challenge; we gave it our all. Now, it’s time to come home,” he wrote, while adding a quote from Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address.

There was also talk of the move solidifying Trump’s legacy as the president of peace, as  U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan William Ruger made clear in a Monday interview with Breitbart News.

“Trump can really cement his legacy as the president who ended America’s longest war if he does this, and I think the president should want to do that,” Ruger said, while adding that Trump will be the first president since Ronald Reagan who hasn’t started a new war.

Should former Vice President Joe Biden ultimately win the White House, we can only hope and pray that he’ll continue Trump’s legacy of avoiding putting our troops in harm’s way with needless foreign wars.

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20 Responses

  1. ??? Biden plans on destroying everything dear to us! No, I think the people, all of us, will need to take action if Biden is the President. Maybe our new name will be Chinese or Middle Eastern. Biden sold out to China

    1. Wont get that far. you own a weapon, get ready to use it. What the hell is the matter with people. Stop these yoyos from taking over this country.

  2. PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS THE ENVY OF TOO MANY POLITICIANS FOR WHAT DONE AVERY THING TO THE COUNTRY. HE WILL BE REMEMBER AS THE BEST AND HAVE MORE COMMON SENSE AND VERY SMART PRESIDENT
    SINCE ABE WHO FREE THE SLAVES. MAY GOD BLESS THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT AND THERE FAMILIES.

  3. Good for President Trump, bring our Military home why should they fight for freedom for those making us communists. Can’t forget Biden was calling out veterans names, so disgraceful.

    1. When is some one going to tell Biden he and his cronies are on the wrong track. And when is someone going to tell all the people who voted for him they are nutso!

    2. I agree. But my Faith continues to cry out “GOD HAS THIS! GOD BLESS PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP AND THE USA. MAGA 2020” Do not give up, Do not give in. PRAY!!

  4. I’m so proud of President Trump and VP Pence! I’m not giving up on this fraud of voting that in the end, Trump will win! The future looks awfully dreadful if Biden actually becomes President. At least the election will be what Americans voted for, either way! It has to be a legitimate win by actual count, not fraud count. God Bless America and our great POTUS!

  5. I don’t know how people voted for Biden when they knew about all the crooked things that Biden has done. He’s not fit to lead our country. I know that a lot of people doesn’t like President Trump,but anyone one with a brain should see what the President has done. Biden is too weak to lead this country. He’s just a puppet doing what the VP tells him do.All we can do is pray and hope God will step in and straighten this mess out. God bless the President and his family, also everyone working in the White House. It has been a rough 4years and he just keeps plugging away.

  6. Seriously – with the airborne military we have at our disposal to bring in troops, which always follow the air-war – just how long would it take to drop a Battalion into the Middle East or Beijing?

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