But as the Taliban closes in on Afghan cities, two decades of American blood and treasure will have been lost in vain if the Afghan government falls. Should President Biden still honor the Trump era deal and pull out?
President Trump publicly dumps ‘secret’ Camp David talks with the Taliban and the Afghan government aimed at a peace deal. He said the deal is dead. Are U.S. troops stuck forever in Afghanistan? Is that the price we pay to avoid another 9/11-style terror attack? Have we achieved our objectives? Where does the Commander in Chief go from here when he has declared he wants to pull out of the long-running U.S. “police” action.
The New York Times quotes former hostages of the Taliban, Iran and Somali pirates, saying they received a toothbrush, soap and blankets from their terrorist captors to highlight allegations that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facilities don’t provide these basic hygiene items to migrant detainees…including children. Will “At least the Taliban gave me a toothbrush” become the latest battle cry in the movement to improve treatment of illegal aliens?
Former Trump National Security Advisor Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster says America’s Afghanistan “war weariness” narrative is factually wrong, short-sighted and dangerous to our national security and that of our allies. He defends “the long war” as an “insurance policy” against a caliphate.
Steve Green and the Right Angle team discuss the policy aspect of Trump’s Afghanistan strategy and how the military has finally been unshackled to effectively combat the Taliban.