REP. RO KHANNA ON AFGHANISTAN: “TRUMP’S INSTINCTS TO WITHDRAW ARE CORRECT, BUT THE TACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION MATTERS”

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      Charles
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      By Akela Lacy  –  December 21 2018, 4:25 p.m.

      THE HOUSE OF Representatives plans to vote in January on a new War Powers Resolution introduced by California Rep. Ro Khanna that would effectively end U.S. military intervention on behalf of Saudi Arabia in the Yemeni civil war.

      But the president’s back-to-back announcements Wednesday and Thursday that American troops would be leaving Syria and Afghanistan has broadened the focus of de-escalation efforts — motivating progressive Democrats in the House to work on legislation that would ensure that withdrawal doesn’t worsen conditions in the region.

      Analysts say that leaving Syria could further destabilize the region and embolden the Islamic State as the group’s fighters start to slowly slip back into liberated areas. But it’s unclear what troops are still doing in Afghanistan, a country the U.S. invaded in the name of dismantling Al Qaeda and rooting out the Taliban. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to begin developing plans to withdraw half of the remaining 14,000 troops in the country….

       

      Read more:

      https://theintercept.com/2018/12/21/withdraw-from-afghanistan-war-house-progressives/

       

       

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      mmonk
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      Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of People walking on it. - RFK

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      Babel 17
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      It would be hilarious to see these “progressives” getting their meeting invaded by Code Pink. I oppose such disruptions, but I suspect that this bunch has yet to take a real stand against such.

      https://www.codepink.org/codepink_applauds_trump_s_decision_on_syria_withdrawal

      There’s a consistent history to this.

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-code-pink_us_56c0afbfe4b0c3c55051c763

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