Trump considers Afghanistan surge

WASHINGTON (NBC News) – President Trump is weighing a new plan that could potentially send thousands of troops back to Afghanistan.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the President’s goal is “reducing the threat, especially when it comes to ISIS and the Taliban.”

Others are questioning the strategy.

“What is the strategy now for increasing troop strength? It doesn’t make sense just to increase troops strength to keep doing the same thing,” says former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.

It’s also a reversal of course for President Trump. In 2013 Mr. Trump, then a private citizen, tweeted about Afghanistan “Let’s get out – our troops are being killed – we waste billions there.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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