Brett McGurk: ‘There’s No Reason’ For Trump’s Move To Pull Troops From Afghanistan | Andrea Mitchell

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Brett McGurk, Former presidential envoy for the global coalition to defeat ISIS, joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the last minute foreign policy moves, including the decision to draw down the number of troops in Afghanistan, that President Trump is saddling the incoming Biden administration with. Aired on 11/20/2020.
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Brett McGurk: 'There's No Reason' For Trump's Move To Pull Troops From Afghanistan | Andrea Mitchell

40 Comments on "Brett McGurk: ‘There’s No Reason’ For Trump’s Move To Pull Troops From Afghanistan | Andrea Mitchell"

  1. Roald Shakleton | November 20, 2020 at 4:46 PM | Reply

    There is something more sinister being committed. These visible, despicably desperate acts are simply smoke screens to something else.

  2. Mescalero Medina | November 20, 2020 at 4:48 PM | Reply

    Traitor Trump is handing over Afghanistan over to the Taliban A deal he made with them.

  3. The only reason Trump did that was to make himself feel like a big-shot. And let’s face it: World leaders trying to be big-shots is the main reason the world is such a human rights mess, and why we’re constantly at war.

  4. RICHARD CONNER | November 20, 2020 at 4:54 PM | Reply



  6. Trump isn’t pulling the troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan for the benefit of the United States or the Soldiers themselves, like every other so called decision he takes it’s purely transactional i.e. What’s in it for him ?

    • The kurds will be killed and his abandonment of them will be forgotten.
      Taliban, ISIS, ISWAP, Boko Haram… many names for the same islamists/ terrorist.

  7. He’s torching everything before he’s evicted. I hope the cost is the Senate majority. McTurtle would be veeerrrry angry.

  8. “There’s No Reason’ For Trump’s Move To Pull Troops From Afghanistan”.
    Yeah, there is –
    If there is a rushed drawn down of ground forces in Afghanistan, during a pandemic, at Christmas, in winter, during a presidential transition, without adequate time for liaising with allies and without an coplete OPLAN, it will result in additional casualties and the lost of critical infrastructure on the ground.
    And, that’s what Putin wants.

  9. Sergeant Preston | November 20, 2020 at 5:30 PM | Reply

    HE IS WORKING FOR THE RUSSIANS. Stop asking stupid questions!

  10. The reason Trump took the troops out up out of Afghanistan is because Putin asked him to

  11. Laura Shadforth | November 20, 2020 at 5:32 PM | Reply

    Yes there is, he’s punishing everyone for losing the election

  12. I think Trump is doing it for publicity’s sake… like he did last time. So he can say, “Look… I brought the troops back home for the holidays!” The problem is he doesn’t understand how it all works, how it destabilizes the region, how it increases the risk to the troops left there, how it allows our enemies to start focusing on that area more now that some of the pressure is off, how it puts our allies under more pressure because he didn’t discuss it with our own military let alone our allies. The list goes on…

  13. David Northover | November 20, 2020 at 5:47 PM | Reply

    Trump is going to burn everything down on the way out and blame Biden

  14. Exactly my thought, Trump is just trying to create chaos for the next administration.

  15. Matthew Nothing | November 20, 2020 at 5:56 PM | Reply

    It’s not about simply sabotaging Biden. Trump is working to undermine all of America’s protective capabilities, internally as well as abroad. The heads of the department of defense, homeland security, and cyber security have all been fired and replaced in the last 30 days. Individually it’s not a huge deal but, collectively, it is potentially nation shattering. Something big is about to go down – absolutely massive – and nobody is talking about the firings except in terms of Apprentice jokes. Trump’s megalomania far exceeds what we have yet seen, and is likely emboldened by an even greater megalomaniacal foreign influence.

  16. Afghanistan is not a playground, it is a crisis and war zone.

  17. The impact will be felt by every female in Afghanistan.

    Its back to the dark ages for them.

  18. there is a reason, it’s called sabotage. he is burning everything in his path on his way out.

  19. I want the troops to come home as much as anyone, but running away is giving power to the islamic extremists and will provide a power vacuum that some group will rise to fill. Bush signed the Iraq withdrawal deal before he left office, and then Obama had to fight ISIS. This is a stupid idea, and telling our enemies what we are going to do was his biggest campaign promise he hasn’t kept besides the bailouts he gave before the virus hit and crashed the economy…

  20. Seeking Truth&Facts | November 20, 2020 at 7:24 PM | Reply

    Republican party – anti-democracy anti-truth, anti-facts, anti-realty, anti-facts, ant-reasoning, party. I thought neanderthals were extinct.

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