Congress should just say no to Trump’s Afghanistan surge

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“With the US occupation of Afghanistan well into its sixteenth year and the country no closer to becoming a stable democracy than it was in late 2001, reports that this isn’t an ‘all options are on the table’ scenario. President Donald Trump seems to have rejected the idea of withdrawing US troops and ending the war. Instead, he intends to become the third president in a row to roll the dice on a ‘surge’ — that is, to send in more troops (the initial estimate is anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 more in addition to the current 8,400) and hope for the best. That idea has never worked before and it’s not going to magically start working now.” (05/09/17)