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It's difficult to debate ignorance. Around 2,000 U.S. troops weren't in Syria in a nation building role. They were there for two primary reasons.

  • To fight ISIS 
  • To Protect our loyal allies, the Kurds, from Turkey
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In the past, the left has fumed and frothed over the "military industrial complex". And now it is interesting to see them still hating the industrial side but in love with the military side. To clarify - that means the career military running the Pentagon, not the actual fighters.

 

And then they were opposed to involvement with other nations' politics, now they are having hissy fits about us getting out of civil wars in the ME.

 

If we are going to do "nation building" why are we not, for instance, sending troops into places like Guatemala? It is the conditions there that supposedly gives all their citizens the right to come to our country to live.

 

 

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Mickstuder,

It must be very frustrating for any  top military personnel to have to deal with Trump.  No formal plans only Tweets. All this just shows all of us that # 45 is just clueless on so many levels.

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Top general on details of Trump's withdrawal plans: "I have no idea"

 

President Trump's sudden orders to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan — and Defense Secretary James Mattis' subsequent resignation — have left even the most high-ranking U.S. military officials questioning what they should be telling their troops on the ground, the Wall Street Journal reports.

 
“I don’t think anybody really knows exactly what’s going to happen. I’ve read the same stuff in the newspaper you did, I have a little more knowledge than that, but not a whole lot more.”
— Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps.

 

he big picture: Military commanders have reportedly received "no timelines, hard numbers or orders" from the Pentagon“Nothing formal, just tweets,” said Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.

 

One official told the Journal that the resignation of Mattis was "more devastating" than the withdrawal, while another said that the defense secretary's exit in late February would allow for "adequate continuity."

 

This was, of course, before Trump revealed Sunday that Mattis would be forced out by Jan. 1.

 

Source - https://www.axios.com/trump-syria-afghanistan-withdrawal-military-generals-confusion-f95d5100-fb62-4...

 

 

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