LA Times Op-Ed..... On the day that Saigon fell, and the conflict that the Vietnamese call the American War ended, I was a captain in the U.S. Army attending a course at Ft. Knox, Ky. One of my classmates — let’s call him Nguyen — was a captain in the Army of the Republic … [Read more...] about Trump’s Afghanistan ‘peace’ will be Vietnam all over again: A mess America leaves behind…
Huh? The announcement has had varying reactions.... Most NOT good.... One WOULD assume that Trump's US troop withdrawals are now on hold?... THAT should make the Afghan's and US Military people happy.... Donald Trump’s boundless faith in his own magnetism and … [Read more...] about Trump Says He’s cancelled a get together With the Taliban at Camp David?
He has been locked out of admin policy decisions on Afghanistan ..... He has been kept out of some meeting on North Korea.... Despite his hardcore views against Iran? President Trump has indicated that come this fall's UN meeting? He will sit down with the Iranian … [Read more...] about Hardliner John Bolton is wearing out his welcome….
The American military senior people have indicated that THEY don't agree.... There is still unrest between various Sunni and Shia Islamic factions AND the Taliban... An unstable Afghanistan would mean that ALL of the efforts by America and its Allies over the last decade … [Read more...] about Trump wants American troops out of Afghanistan…Latest bombing there kills 63…
THAT is NOT gonna happen.... Anything like THAT will put America right back where it started there a decade ago... The US Military and NATO have been running support and training missions to upgrade the Afghan military efforts in-country... But one would image Trump, … [Read more...] about Trump wants ALL US troops out Afghanistan by 2020?
Donald Trump thinks he's gonna get 'deal' with North Korea to stop their nuclear program... His Intel people don't.... Donald Trump thinks he's gonna get Iran keep from moving ahead in their nuclear program... His Intel people don't.... Donald Trump thinks that ISIS … [Read more...] about US intelligence chiefs break with Trump on North Korea, Iran and ISIS….
The Trump admin is in talks with the group to withdraw American troops.... The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan said Saturday that “significant progress” was made during lengthy talks with the Taliban in Qatar and that he was traveling to Afghanistan for more discussions aimed … [Read more...] about Taliban…. Possible US/NATO troops withdrawal from Afghanistan in 18 months?
Defense One on a view from the US Special Ops world involved in trying to support the locals in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.... Trump’s withdrawal from from Syria is what military leaders feared — and exactly what he promised. Five days before Donald Trump became … [Read more...] about Trump’s withdrawal from the Middle East has US ‘advisors’ there worried….