in the vicinityVideoSen. Lindsey Graham, says Trump of US want to pull troops out of Syria, “Obama-like”
Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a grim response to reports that President Trump is seriously arguing for a “significant reduction” of troops in Afghanistan, with the South Carolina legislature that such a maneuver, the US could be vulnerable to a “second 9/11.”
“The conditions in Afghanistan – in the present moment – the American troop withdrawals, a high-risk strategy,” tweeted Republican politicians. “If we continue on our current course we are in motion, the loss of all of our profits and paves the way to a second 9/11.”
The potential military decision would mean that more than 3,000 US troops getting pulled out, a senior U.S. official told Fox News earlier Thursday. There are 15,000 troops currently on the ground in Afghanistan.
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The development was for the first time, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Graham unleashed his criticism in reaction to the socket, reporting, namely on Twitter, that he recently got back from a trip to Afghanistan, “and can say – without hesitation – ISIS-K continues to be a direct threat to our homeland, and they would benefit dramatically from a reduced American troop presence.”
The fight against ISIS is something that can not be managed, America’s Afghan partners alone, the legislator says.
And “our intelligence, capability, and military power” nothing can replace “by other regional allies,” in reference to the reduction of the threat in Afghanistan and Pakistan, he added.
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“Like in Syria, the withdrawal of troops should be tweeted on the basis of the conditions on the ground,” Graham.
Graham, in the past, a reliable White house ally, took issue earlier this week with the administration’s decision to remove 2,000 troops from Syria, calling the move “Obama-like.”
“My theory is that by pulling from 2,200 in the North-East of Syria, is the boost ISIS’ ability to, again,” he told Fox News on Wednesday. “But even more than that, the Kurds in Syria, who came forward when no one else will help us in the fight against ISIS fought bravely and died in large numbers, they feel abandoned.”
Fox News’ Nicole Darrah, Jennifer Griffin and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.