5/15/2022

AFGHANISTAN/GUNS: “Speaking in Austin, Texas, on Saturday [May 14, 2022], the former president took to the stage shortly after law enforcement officials said an 18-year-old white man opened fire on customers and employees, killing 10 at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. ‘I think they had a tragic event in Buffalo, just as I’m coming […]

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4/18/2022

2020 ELECTION/AFGHANISTAN/BORDER/RUSSIA/UKRAINE: “Because of this [2020] election, the USA is ‘going to hell’ with Inflation, Russia attacking Ukraine, the loss of Energy Independence, 5-dollar gasoline, a wide-open Border and, of course, the incompetence with which our pull-out from Afghanistan was handled. With an honest election, none of these things would have been a problem, they […]

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2/26/2022

AFGHANISTAN/RUSSIA/UKRAINE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “The Russian attack on Ukraine is appalling. It’s an outrage and an atrocity that should never have been allowed to occur. It would never have occurred— We are praying for the proud people of Ukraine, God bless them all… As everyone understands, this horrific disaster would never have happened if our [2020] election […]

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12/7/2021

AFGHANISTAN/JOE BIDEN/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Vladimir Putin looks at our pathetic surrender in Afghanistan, leaving behind dead Soldiers, American citizens, and $85 billion worth of Military equipment. He then looks at Biden. He is not worried!” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, December 7, 2021 […]

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11/16/2021

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY/TALIBAN: “A very sad sight watching yesterday as the Taliban had a major Military parade displaying much of the $85 Billion of Military equipment the United States surrendered to them. The handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal was the greatest embarrassment in the history of our Country!” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President […]

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11/14/2020

STEVE BANNON: “This Country has perhaps never done to anyone what they have done to Steve Bannon and they are looking to do it to others, also. If they would be so tough with China, Russia, and the world, who no longer respects us, maybe our Country would not be failing at a level at […]

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10/13/2021

AFGHANISTAN/BORDER/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: “COVID is raging out of control, our supply chains are crashing with little product in our stores, we were humiliated in Afghanistan, our Border is a complete disaster, gas prices and inflation are zooming upward—how’s Biden doing? Do you miss me yet?” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the […]

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9/28/2021

AFGHANISTAN/JOE BIDEN/MILITARY: “The botched and embarrassingly incompetent withdrawal from Afghanistan had nothing to do with past Administrations or things that happened “from 20 years ago,” (other than we should not have been in the Middle East in the first place!). The horrible ‘withdrawal’ was caused, in particular, because the Military was taken out before American […]

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9/27/2021

AFGHANISTAN/BORDER/IMMIGRATION: “All 17,000 illegal immigrants who entered our Country from Haiti and other places unknown have now been released into our Country with no vetting, checking, or even minimal understanding of who they are. Some are very sick with extremely contagious diseases, even worse than the China Virus. They are not masked or mandated, but […]

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9/14/2021

AFGHANISTAN/CHINA/MILITARY: “If the story of ‘Dumbass’ General Mark Milley, the same failed leader who engineered the worst withdrawal from a country, Afghanistan, in U.S. history, leaving behind many dead and wounded soldiers, many American citizens, and $85 Billion worth of the newest and most sophisticated Military equipment in the world, and our Country’s reputation, is […]

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9/14/2021

AFGHANISTAN/TERRORISM: “There has never been a war — win, lose or draw — and you bring everybody into your country. That’s a lot of people, and at a tremendous cost already—they’re talking about billions and billions of dollars. The people they are resettling — it’s the worst. There was no vetting. And it is probably […]

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9/8/2021

2024 ELECTION/AFGHANISTAN/LINDSEY GRAHAM: “Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), an ally of Trump’s who disagreed with his decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, said: ‘I told him, I think this and the border are going to be one-two punches for Biden. He agreed and is just surprised that Biden let it get this much out of hand.’ […]

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9/8/2021

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY: “Trump has placed several calls over the past week to some family members of the 13 service members killed in an Islamic State-Khorasan terrorist attack during the withdrawal. Several have invited him to attend the funerals, and he has suggested he may try to do so. Trump and his allies have seen the calamitous […]

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9/7/2021

AFGHANISTAN/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: “Why is it that nobody talks about the horrible job being done by the Biden Administration on COVID-19, often referred to as the China Virus? Are they using the same coverup methods that they are using on the greatest embarrassment in the history of our Country, the incompetent withdrawal from Afghanistan—leaving dead warriors, […]

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9/3/2021

AFGHANISTAN/BORDER: “Who are all of the people coming into our Country? In addition to the Southern Border, with millions of unvetted people pouring in, we now have tens of thousands of totally unvetted Afghans, who many say are not the ones that should have come in. How many terrorists are among them? How much money […]

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8/30/2021

AFGHANISTAN: “Former President Donald Trump went on a radio show Monday [August 30, 2021] and complained at length that some news outlets were covering the devastating Hurricane Ida more than what he called his ‘great agreement’ with the Taliban… The former president went on to accuse the media of not reporting that he had an […]

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8/30/2021

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY: “Never in history has a withdrawal from war been handled so badly or incompetently as the Biden Administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. In addition to the obvious, ALL EQUIPMENT should be demanded to be immediately returned to the United States, and that includes every penny of the $85 billion dollars in cost. If it is […]

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8/24/2021

AFGHANISTAN/JOE BIDEN: “Biden surrendered Afghanistan to terrorists and left thousands of Americans for dead by pulling out the Military before our citizens. Now we are learning that out of the 26,000 people who have been evacuated, only 4,000 are Americans. You can be sure the Taliban, who are now in complete control, didn’t allow the […]

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8/24/2021

AFGHANISTAN/JOE BIDEN/MILITARY: “How dare Biden force our Military to run off the battlefield in Afghanistan and desert what now have become many thousands of American hostages. We had Afghanistan and Kabul in perfect control with just 2,500 soldiers and he destroyed it when it was demanded that they flee!” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. […]

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8/23/2021

AFGHANISTAN/JOE BIDEN/MILITARY: “Biden’s biggest mistake was not understanding that the Military has to be last out the door, not first out the door. Civilians and equipment go first and then, when everyone and everything is out [of Afghanistan], the Military goes. So simple, and yet it wasn’t done. Tragic!” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. […]

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8/20/2021

AFGHANISTAN: “Leaving Americans behind [in Afghanistan] for death is an unforgivable dereliction of duty, which will go down in infamy.” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, August 20, 2021 […]

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8/20/2021

AFGHANISTAN/JOE BIDEN/MILITARY: “Afghanistan under Biden was not a withdrawal, it was a surrender. Will he apologize for the greatest tactical mistake in history, pulling the Military out before our citizens?” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, August 20, 2021 […]

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8/19/2021

AFGHANISTAN/JOE BIDEN/MILITARY: “First you bring out all of the American citizens. Then you bring out ALL equipment. Then you bomb the bases into smithereens—AND THEN YOU BRING OUT THE MILITARY. You don’t do it in reverse order like Biden and our woke Generals did. No chaos, no death—they wouldn’t even know we left!” -Donald Trump, […]

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8/17/2021

AFGHANISTAN: “What took place yesterday in Afghanistan made our withdrawal from Vietnam look like child’s play. Perhaps in World history, there has never been a withdrawal operation that has been handled so disastrously. A President who has been illegitimately elected has brought great shame, in many ways, to our Country!” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald […]

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8/16/2021

AFGHANISTAN/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: “First Joe Biden surrendered to COVID and it has come roaring back. Then he surrendered to the Taliban, who has quickly overtaken Afghanistan and destroyed confidence in American power and influence. The outcome in Afghanistan, including the withdrawal, would have been totally different if the Trump Administration had been in charge. Who or […]

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8/16/2021

AFGHANISTAN: “Afghanistan is the most embarrassing military outcome in the history of the United States. It didn’t have to be that way!” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, August 16, 2021 […]

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8/16/2021

2020 ELECTION/AFGHANISTAN: “The corrupt Presidential Election of 2020 got us here. Never would have happened if I were President!” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, August 16, 2021 […]

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8/16/2021

AFGHANISTAN: “It’s not that we left Afghanistan. It’s the grossly incompetent way we left!” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, August 16, 2021 […]

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8/15/2021

AFGHANISTAN/BORDER/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: “It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy. It shouldn’t be a big deal, because he wasn’t elected legitimately in the first place!” […]

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8/14/2021

AFGHANISTAN/ISIS/JOE BIDEN: “Joe Biden gets it wrong every time on foreign policy, and many other issues. Everyone knew he couldn’t handle the pressure. Even Obama’s Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, said as much. He ran out of Afghanistan instead of following the plan our Administration left for him—a plan that protected our people and our […]

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8/13/2021

AFGHANISTAN/TRUMP POST-PRESIDENCY: “Tragic mess in Afghanistan, a completely open and broken Border, Crime at record levels, oil prices through the roof, inflation rising, and taken advantage of by the entire world—DO YOU MISS ME YET?” -Donald Trump via Darragh Roche, “Donald Trump Calls Afghanistan ‘Tragic Mess’ and Asks ‘Do You Miss Me Yet?,’” newsweek.com, August […]

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8/12/2021

2020 ELECTION/AFGHANISTAN/TALIBAN: “Had our 2020 Presidential Election not been rigged, and if I were now President, the world would find that our withdrawal from Afghanistan would be a conditions-based withdrawal. I personally had discussions with top Taliban leaders whereby they understood what they are doing now would not have been acceptable. It would have been […]

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4/19/2021

AFGHANISTAN/TRUMP POST-PRESIDENCY: “Former President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed support for pulling U.S. military forces out of Afghanistan, calling a withdrawal ‘wonderful and positive,’ but pushed back on President Biden’s September 11 deadline for leaving the country. ‘I made early withdraw possible by already pulling much of our billions of dollars and equipment out and, […]

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1/14/2021

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY: “United States military troops in Afghanistan are at a 19-year low. Likewise, Iraq and Syria are also at the lowest point in many years. I will always be committed to stopping the endless wars. It has been a great honor to rebuild our military and support our brave men and women in uniform. $2.5 […]

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12/26/2020

2020 ELECTION/AFGHANISTAN/CORRUPTION/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VOTE BY MAIL: “A young military man working in Afghanistan told me that elections in Afghanistan are far more secure and much better run than the USA’s 2020 Election. Ours, with its millions and millions of corrupt Mail-In Ballots, was the election of a third world country. Fake President!“ [Editor’s Note: Twitter […]

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11/17/2020

AFGHANISTAN/DEFENSE/IRAQ/MILITARY: “Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller announced Tuesday [Nov. 17, 2020] that the US will withdraw thousands more US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq by Jan 15, 2021 — just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office… Currently there are approximately 4,500 US troops in Afghanistan and 3,000 troops in Iraq. A senior […]

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10/16/2020

2020 ELECTION/AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY/RAND PAUL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VOTING: “Thank you LIBERTARIANS. We are getting it all done, and FAST! VOTE TRUMP!!! RT @RandPaul Just spoke with at @realDonaldTrump . He sounds great and wants libertarians and everyone across the country to know he is ending the war in Afghanistan!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 16, 2020 1:00 am […]

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10/13/2020

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY: “With Iraq, we’re almost out. With Afghanistan, 19 years in Afghanistan, 19 years, and we’re really serving as policemen. It’s great to be policemen, but they got to have their own policemen. They got to do it themselves. But we’re, we’re bringing them home. We’re down to a very few number of soldiers.” -Donald […]

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9/22/2020

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY: “As we speak, the United States is also working to end the war in Afghanistan, and we are bringing our troops home. America is fulfilling our destiny as peacemaker, but it is peace through strength. We are stronger now than ever before. Our weapons are at an advanced level like we’ve never had before […]

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9/10/2020

AFGHANISTAN/TALIBAN: “We’re working on a peace deal in Afghanistan, working directly with the Taliban, and that’s going along pretty well. And we’ll probably know about that fairly soon. So we’re looking to create a lot of peace around the world because the world has other problems that we have to focus on.” -Donald Trump as […]

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7/8/2020

AFGHANISTAN/RUSSIA: “I think Russia, the last thing they want is to get involved with Afghanistan. Okay? The last thing they want. They were there for a long time. The Soviet Union became Russia because of Afghanistan, because they got beaten so badly in Afghanistan.” -Donald Trump on July 8, 2020 as quoted by Marc A. […]

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7/3/2020

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY/RUSSIA: “A memo produced in recent days by the office of the nation’s top intelligence official acknowledged that the C.I.A. and top counterterrorism officials have assessed that Russia appears to have offered bounties to kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan, but emphasized uncertainties and gaps in evidence, according to three officials. The memo is […]

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6/28/2020

AFGHANISTAN/FAKE NEWS/MIKE PENCE/RUSSIA/TALIBAN: “Intel just reported to me that they did not find this info credible, and therefore did not report it to me or @VP. Possibly another fabricated Russia Hoax, maybe by the Fake News @nytimesbooks, wanting to make Republicans look bad!!! RT @LindseyGrahamSC Imperative Congress get to the bottom of recent media reports […]

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6/28/2020

AFGHANISTAN/FAKE NEWS/RUSSIA/TALIBAN: “The Fake News @ nytimes must reveal its ‘anonymous’ source. Bet they can’t do it, this ‘person’ probably does not even exist! RT @RichardGrenell I never heard this. And it’s disgusting how you continue to politicize intelligence. You clearly don’t understand how raw intel gets verified. Leaks of partial information to reporters from […]

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6/28/2020

AFGHANISTAN/JOE BIDEN/OBAMA/RUSSIA/TALIBAN: “Funny to see Corrupt Joe Biden reading a statement on Russia, which was obviously written by his handlers. Russia ate his and Obama’s lunch during their time in office, so badly that Obama wanted them out of the then G-8. U.S. was weak on everything, but especially Russia!“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 28, […]

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6/28/2020

AFGHANISTAN/JOE BIDEN/MIKE PENCE/OBAMA/RUSSIA/TALIBAN/UKRAINE: “Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an ‘anonymous source’ by the Fake News @nytimes. Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us….. …Nobody’s been tougher on Russia […]

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6/26/2020

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY/RUSSIA: “American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops… The intelligence finding was briefed to President Trump, and the White House’s National Security Council discussed the problem at an interagency meeting in late March, the […]

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6/7/2020

2020 ELECTION/AFGHANISTAN/JOE BIDEN/IRAQ/WAR “Colin Powell, a real stiff who was very responsible for getting us into the disastrous Middle East Wars, just announced he will be voting for another stiff, Sleepy Joe Biden. Didn’t Powell say that Iraq had ‘weapons of mass destruction?’ They didn’t, but off we went to WAR!“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June […]

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5/27/2020

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY/WAR: “We are acting as a police force, not the fighting force that we are, in Afghanistan. After 19 years, it is time for them to police their own Country. Bring our soldiers back home but closely watch what is going on and strike with a thunder like never before, if necessary!“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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5/18/2020

AFGHANISTAN/MEDIA/MILITARY/TALIBAN: “The Wall Street Journal Editorial states that it doesn’t want me to act in an ‘impulsive’ manner in Afghanistan. Could somebody please explain to them that we have been there for 19 years, and while soldier counts are way down now, hardly impulsive. Besides, the Taliban is….. …..mixed about even wanting us to get […]

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5/13/2020

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY: “Look, Afghanistan — we’ve been there for many years. We’re like a police force. We’re not fighting in Afghanistan; we’re a police force in Afghanistan. And at some point, they’re going to have to be able to take care of their country, and they’re going to have to be able to police their country. […]

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3/1/2020

AFGHANISTAN/FOREIGN POLICY/JOE BIDEN/TALIBAN: “I was against surging troops to Afghanistan in the first place. We’re not nation builders. We can’t build that nation. We should not be in the business of that. But we should have a small footprint to be able to determine whether or not there are terrorist organizations operating in the region […]

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2/11/2020

AFGHANISTAN/MILITANTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “More than 18 years after the United States invaded Afghanistan, President Trump has conditionally approved a peace deal with the Taliban that would withdraw the last American troops from the country, potentially beginning the end of America’s longest war, according to Afghan and American officials. But the deal will only be signed […]

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11/29/2019

AFGHANISTAN/HOLIDAY/MILTIARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Notorious for leaks and chastened by previous security lapses, the White House went to unusual lengths to keep President Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving trip to Afghanistan under wraps, devising a cover story for his movements that included posting scripted tweets while he was in the air, administration officials said. On Thursday [11-28-19], Trump […]

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11/29/2019

AFGHANISTAN/TERRORISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “After abruptly axing nearly a year of delicate peace talks with the Taliban in September, President Trump put the negotiations back on the front-burner this week in a similarly jolting fashion by seeming to demand a cease-fire that his negotiators had long concluded was overly ambitious. Despite a sense of relief at […]

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11/21/2019

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump paid respects Thursday [11-21-19] to two Army officers who were killed when their helicopter crashed this week in Afghanistan, holding his salute until each of the flag-draped cases containing their remains were returned to their grieving families. Trump and his wife, Melania, traveled to Dover Air Force Base to […]

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11/1/2019

AFGHANISTAN/MIDDLE EAST/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WAR: “Tyler Wade was awarded the Purple Heart while serving in Afghanistan, and says he is ‘proud of everything’ he did during his service. He also believes the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan were a mistake, as do a growing number of veterans — from retired generals to those who served across […]

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9/9/2019

AFGHANISTAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We have been serving as policemen in Afghanistan, and that was not meant to be the job of our Great Soldiers, the finest on earth. Over the last four days, we have been hitting our Enemy harder than at any time in the last ten years!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 9, 2019 […]

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9/9/2019

AFGHANISTAN/SUMMIT/TERRORISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump declared on Monday [9-9-19] that peace talks with the Taliban were ‘dead,’ but signaled that he would still withdraw United States troops from America’s longest war, following the collapse this weekend of a monthslong effort to ease violence in Afghanistan. Expressing impatience with the continued burden of keeping 14,000 troops […]

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9/7/2019

AFGHANISTAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. They were coming to the United States tonight. Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to..”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 7, 2019 5:51 pm […]

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9/7/2019

AFGHANISTAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people. I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations. What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position? They didn’t, they….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 7, 2019 5:51 […]

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9/7/2019

AFGHANISTAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….only made it worse! If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway. How many more decades are they willing to fight?” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 7, 2019 […]

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9/2/2019

AFGHANISTAN/CIA/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Senior White House advisers have proposed secretly expanding the C.I.A.’s presence in Afghanistan if international forces begin to withdraw from the country, according to American officials. But C.I.A. and military officials have expressed reservations, prompting a debate in the administration that could complicate negotiations with the Taliban to end the war. […]

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8/16/2019

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WAR: “President Donald Trump’s efforts to end the U.S. war in Afghanistan keep hitting a major roadblock: his own proclamations that he wants to get out. Trump has repeatedly made it known he wants to remove all U.S. troops from the 18-year-old Afghan conflict, a topic he returned to Friday [8-16-19] afternoon as […]

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8/1/2019

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY/NATO/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WAR: “The Trump administration is in the midst of carrying out a dramatic scaling back of the US embassy in Afghanistan, with the goal of cutting half of the embassy’s personnel by the end of September, according to five sources familiar with the matter. The diplomatic draw down comes as the US is […]

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7/23/2019

AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WAR: “Afghanistan demanded a clarification on Tuesday [7-23-19] of President Trump’s comments a day earlier that he could have had the country ‘wiped off the face of the earth’ but did not ‘want to kill 10 million people.’ In a sharply worded statement, the government of President Ashraf Ghani noted that Afghanistan expected […]

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7/22/2019

AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WAR: “President Trump, who on Twitter last year accused Pakistan’s leaders of ‘nothing but lies & deceit,’ welcomed the country’s prime minister to the White House on Monday [7-22-19] in an effort to mend relations and seek help in ending the war in neighboring Afghanistan. Seated next to Prime Minister Imran Khan in […]

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2/9/2019

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It was great meeting some of our outstanding young military personnel who were wounded in both Syria and Afghanistan. Their wounds are deep but their spirit is sooo high. They will recoverer & be back very soon. America loves them. Walter Reed Hospital is AMAZING – Thank you all!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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2/6/2019

AFGHANISTAN/ISIS/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump sought to reassure nervous allies on Wednesday [2-6-19] that his administration would continue an unrelenting hunt for Islamic State fighters ‘for many years to come,’ even as the United States prepares to withdraw troops from the war zones of Syria and Afghanistan. Mr. Trump, speaking to international diplomats at the […]

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2/1/2019

AFGHANISTAN/CONGRESS/MILITARY/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump defended his decision to remove troops from Syria and Afghanistan in a series of tweets Friday [2-1-19] morning, a day after the Senate issued a rebuke of the president cautioning against the ‘precipitous withdrawal’ of military forces. Trump said he inherited ‘a total mess in Syria and Afghanistan,’ wars […]

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2/1/2019

AFGHANISTAN/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I inherited a total mess in Syria and Afghanistan, the ‘Endless Wars’ of unlimited spending and death. During my campaign I said, very strongly, that these wars must finally end. We spend $50 Billion a year in Afghanistan and have hit them so hard that we are now talking peace…” –Donald Trump, […]

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1/31/2019

AFGHANISTAN/DEMS/FOREIGN POLICY/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Senate delivered a rare rebuke to President Donald Trump’s foreign policy Thursday [1-31-19], opposing his plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and shrink American forces in Afghanistan. In a bipartisan voteof 68-to-23, lawmakers advanced a measure sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., warning against a ‘precipitous withdrawal’ […]

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1/30/2019

AFGHANISTAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Negotiations in Afghanistan are going well, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday [1-30-19], after U.S. officials earlier this week said there had been significant progress in talks to end 17 years of war in the country. Talks ‘are proceeding well,’ Trump wrote on Twitter. He did not address any possible peace […]

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1/30/2019

AFGHANISTAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Unnerved by fears of a rushed American deal with Taliban insurgents, President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan sent a letter on Tuesday [1-29-19] to President Trump offering him reduced costs for keeping United States troops in the country. The letter, confirmed by three officials and described by one who had seen its contents, […]

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1/30/2019

AFGHANISTAN/FOREIGN POLICY/INTELLIGENCE/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Trump lashed out at the nation’s intelligence agencies on Wednesday [1-30-19], accusing them of being ‘passive and naive’ about the dangers posed by Iran, and defending his handling of Afghanistan, North Korea and the Islamic State. A day after the agencies issued their annual assessment of global threats […]

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1/30/2019

AFGHANISTAN/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….Fighting continues but the people of Afghanistan want peace in this never ending war. We will soon see if talks will be successful? North Korea relationship is best it has ever been with U.S. No testing, getting remains, hostages returned. Decent chance of Denuclearization…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 30, 2019 6:34 […]

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1/18/2019

AFGHANISTAN/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday [1-18-19] morning accused the Trump administration of leaking news that her delegation planned to salvage their Afghanistan trip by flying commercial, saying the disclosure made the situation ‘much more dangerous’ for her and others. Pelosi said she and the delegation were intending to travel abroad commercially […]

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1/18/2019

AFGHANISTAN/GOVERNMENT/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “President Donald Trump criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday [1-18-19] for attempting to visit troops in Afghanistan as the government shutdown continues with no end in sight..Trump “postponed” Pelosi’s congressional trip in apparent retaliation after the House speaker on Wednesday requested the president delay his State of the Union address […]

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1/17/2019

AFGHANISTAN/CONGRESS/MILITARY/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A bus emblazoned with the United States Air Force logo was idling outside the Capitol on Thursday [1-17-19], members of Congress on board, ready to depart for Joint Base Andrews and a waiting military aircraft. Inside, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in her office making final preparations to lead the congressional delegation […]

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1/2/2019

AFGHANISTAN/CABINET/DEFENSE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Patrick Shanahan was thrust into the spotlight during his debut as acting U.S. defense secretary on Wednesday [1-2-19], sitting next to President Donald Trump as he publicly disparaged Shanahan’s predecessor, lampooned the war in Afghanistan and called Syria a land of ‘sand’ and ‘death.’ The former deputy defense secretary officially took […]

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12/20/2018

AFGHANISTAN/JAMES MATTIS/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is considering a major withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the latest in a series of abrupt changes to U.S. military policy the president is either eyeing or has executed over the past 24 hours. Trump is weighing the decision to pull back from the 17-year-old conflict, a senior […]

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12/20/2018

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The US military has been ordered to begin planning to withdraw about half the troops in Afghanistan, a US defense official with direct knowledge of the matter told CNN on Thursday [12-20-18]. The official said planning is underway, and it could take months to withdraw the nearly 7,000 troops. The decision was […]

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12/20/2018

AFGHANISTAN/JAMES MATTIS/MILITARY/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “By plainly stating his policy differences in his resignation letter, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has sparked an incipient challenge to President Donald Trump’s foreign and security agenda that sets his departure apart from scores of others that preceded him. Mattis, a retired Marine general who was highly regarded by Republicans […]

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12/19/2018

AFGHANISTAN/ISIS/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WAR: “President Donald Trump is pulling out of the wrong war at the wrong time. (The right war to bring to an end, as he’s toyed with in the past, is Afghanistan, which after 17 years is probably unwinnable.) But unless cooler, saner heads in the Pentagon, the White House or his political […]

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7/9/2018

AFGHANISTAN/MIKE POMPEO/TALIBAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, making an unannounced visit to the Afghan capital on Monday [7-9-18], said the prospect for talks between the Kabul government and Taliban militants was now brighter thanks to the Trump administration’s rejuvenated strategy for fighting the 17-year war. Mr. Pompeo’s first official visit to Afghanistan since […]

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3/12/2018

AFGHANISTAN/DEFENSE/FOREIGN POLICY/JAMES MATTIS/MILITARY: “The United States is picking up signs of interest from Taliban elements in exploring the possibility of talks with Kabul to end the more than 16-year-old war, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday [3-13-18] as he made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan… Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered talks without preconditions […]

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2/6/2018

AFGHANISTAN/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Republican and Democratic senators on Tuesday [2-6-18] questioned whether President Donald Trump’s strategy in Afghanistan will bring an end to the nation’s longest war, which U.S. officials estimated will cost taxpayers more than $45 billion this year. In their first hearing on the war since the Republican president unveiled his strategy in […]

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1/31/2018

AFGHANISTAN/FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “US President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union touched on a number of international issues, including North Korea and the battle to defeat ISIS, but he didn’t offer any specifics and barely mentioned Russia or China… Here’s what he did include: Afghanistan Amid a deteriorating security situation on the ground, […]

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1/27/2018

AFGHANISTAN/TERRORISM: “Taliban targeted innocent Afghans, brave police in Kabul today. Our thoughts and prayers go to the victims, and first responders. We will not allow the Taliban to win!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Jan. 27, 2018 05:59pm […]

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1/23/2018

AFGHANISTAN/LEGAL/MILITARY: “On 5,753 occasions from 2010 to 2016, the United States military reported accusations of ‘gross human rights abuses’ by the Afghan military, including many examples of child sexual abuse. If true, American law required military aid to be cut off to the offending unit. Not once did that happen. That was among the findings […]

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