Retired Adm. McRaven Explains Decision Process For Afghanistan Withdrawal | MSNBC 1

Retired Adm. McRaven Explains Decision Process For Afghanistan Withdrawal | MSNBC

 

Retired Navy Admiral William McRaven joins Andrea Mitchell, breaking down the decision process between military leaders and the president that culminated in his announcing plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September.

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45 comments

  1. yes some will still cry over spilt milk … but we are moving on and out of Afghanistan after 20 years there.

    1. @Tree Top Well, we lost almost 60,000 soldiers fighting in Vietnam and now we have had official peaceful relations with Vietnam since 1995. We have supported and trained the Afghan people for 20 years, let’s leave it up to them to work out what is going to happen in their country just as you would a son or daughter after 20 years. – – – It will be interesting to see. Hope for the best for them.

  2. imagine if Russia or North Korea was having open debates about whether or not they should keep their military on US soil. would be funny to see how Americans react to something they do to other countries on the daily basis. America is the opposite of freedom and democracy

  3. Read a lot about how America armed bin Laden and the mujahideen in order to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan. A few decades later, he’s the FBI’s #1 most wanted.

    Really wish we would stop arming terrorists.

    1. Totally agree with you Tori O. Biden’s years are loaded with experience and not pretentiousness like the former guy. Besides, he’s smart and caring about ALL Americans, including those that rejoice in criticizing him.

    2. @Maga Reducation its to early to know if Biden is good or not so far i don’t like his comments on guns but he hasn’t actually done anything different than trump as of yet despite what both sides of the media tells you

  4. Does he explain why we have to wait until a hugely symbolic date months in the future instead of the planned May withdrawal?

    1. probably for a last ditch effort to install some stability. It’ll fail, of course, and our exit will be similar to our exit out of vietnam.

    2. Bc it takes time for all the troops, US and allies, all our stuff, and finalize things w/the Afghan government.

    3. @Jane Doe As a disabled US Army Veteran, The reality is the Afghan people will have to fight for the country they want no matter when the US or coalition decides to leave… We here in the US have this one sided view that every place around the world wants the same way of life as we enjoy here in the US and western countries… the reality is a there are many places that do not. Just being truthful.

    1. Thus guy isn’t a politician. Biden is pulling the troops out bc Trump made a deal w/the Taliban to be out this spring. Another gift to Putin. If our troops stayed, they’d up the violence and we’d have to increase the level of violence and likely more troops would be needed. Trump made the deal, now we all have to live with it.

  5. we WILL GO BACK TO AFGHANISTAN read Charlie Wilson’s WARNING in the Congressional Record.
    We could have avoided a lot of dead by paying attention to Russia!

    1. Trump made the deal w/the Taliban. Another gift to Putin. Elections have consequences. Electing politicians/con men working for our adversary weakens the US and puts us in danger. Voters should do their research and know who they r putting into office. Those pushing Russian disinformation, propaganda, and fake conspiracy theories r working for Russia, not the US. Trump isn’t the on,h Republican working for Russia.

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  8. As a disabled US Army Veteran, The reality is the Afghan people will have to fight for the country they want no matter when the US or coalition decides to leave… We here in the US have this one sided view that every place around the world wants the same way of life as we enjoy here in the US and western countries… the reality is a there are many places that do not. Just being truthful.

  9. Hey Look!! The same Liberals who were screaming at Trump for bringing troops home are now cheering Joementia for doing the EXACT SAME!!

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