President Donald Trump gave an address to the nation on August 21, 2017, to explain a shift in the United States’ strategy for Afghanistan and the broader region. Share your thoughts about the speech in the comments below.

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  1. Valiuth Inactive
    Valiuth
    @Valiuth

    So what is the gist? I’m too lazy to listen to it.

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  2. Max Ledoux Coolidge
    Max Ledoux
    @Max

    We’re going to kill a lot of terrorists.

     

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  3. Valiuth Inactive
    Valiuth
    @Valiuth

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):
    We’re going to kill a lot of terrorists.

    Okay. I can get behind that.

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  4. TempTime Member
    TempTime
    @TempTime

    And, stop nation building.  Another good thing.

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  5. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles
    @RightAngles

    Yay!

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  6. Mike LaRoche Inactive
    Mike LaRoche
    @MikeLaRoche

    Make bunker-busting great again. 8-)

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  7. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    Trump specifically said that he wasn’t going to do an Obama style pullout of Iraq. Iraq was actually a more governable place than Afghanistan in 2011.

    That’s all well and good but what happens if the government of Afghanistan is around as effective as a Republican controlled Congress? I’m fine with avoiding nation building but to keep the terrorists down we need some kind of government in Afghanistan and Afghanistan does government badly.

     

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  8. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Wait, what was that music at the end?

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