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Trump’s address on Afghanistan gets people talking

President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., on Monday about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan.
President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., on Monday about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. The Associated Press

President Donald Trump on Monday indicated that he wants to keep United States forces in Afghanistan.

“My original instinct was to pull out, and historically, I like following my instincts. But all my life I’ve heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk of the Oval Office,” Trump said at Fort Myer in Arlington, Va. “So I studied Afghanistan in great detail and from every conceivable angle.”

Trump, who would be the third president to contribute to the nation’s longest war, added that “the consequences of a rapid exit are both predictable and unacceptable.”

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