For the first time in 16 years, we have a President, Donald Trump, who is serious about winning. We are not talking about the political gamesmanship that is going on inside the Washington Beltway. We are now talking about winning on the world stage. In his address on national security policy, President Trump outlined a plan that actually sets a direction for a win in Afghanistan. Retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane applauded the President’s speech, observing that the President is serious about winning in Afghanistan. In another article, retired Army LtCol Allen West went over the key points of the President’s speech and how they actually set up a plan that the military can follow and use. This time we are not trying to exit or nation build. We want a win, and this will do that.
As Written By Mark Swanson for Newsmax:
Retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane said he “applauded” President Donald Trump’s speech and vision for Afghanistan, adding that he’s the first president in 16 years “serious about winning” in the war-torn country.
In a Q&A with The Cypher Brief, Keane highlighted the three major ways Trump’s strategy “clearly committed the political and moral will of the United States to succeed in Afghanistan.”
- No artificial timetables.
- “We are not going to nation build. We’re there to kill terrorists.”
- “Regional allies have a large role to play,” especially Pakistan.
“Pakistan has certainly gamed us for 16 years,” Keane told the Cypher Brief. “They have never believed that we’re serious about winning, and I would have to agree with them. We never put a team on the field that was committed to winning. … President [Barack] Obama had no will to win. He was too concerned with having our troops exit concurrent with the end of his administration.”
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