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With the exit of Steve Bannon, VP Pence and NSA McMaster are calling to ramp up war in Afghanistan

Now that Steve Bannon is out, a military surge in Afghanistan is on the table.

Moments after Steve Bannon exited the White House, rumors are swirling that VP Pence McMaster have started to push for more troops in Afghanistan.

According to The Gateway Pundit, on the same day Steve Bannon departed from the White House, Vice-President Pence and National Security Advisor McMaster have teamed up to push President Trump to send additional troops to Afghanistan.

POLITICO reports that White House cabinet staff in favor of sending more troops to Afghanistan teamed up ahead of a high-level meeting on Friday to persuade President Donald Trump to step up American military involvement in the 16-year-old war.

Vice President Mike Pence and national security adviser H.R. McMaster rehearsed their pitch heading into the Camp David strategy session in an effort to persuade Trump to accept commanders’ proposals to beef up the 8,400 American troops in the country, the sources said.

The sources – an administration official and a senior White House aide – also confirmed that Erik Prince, the founder of the former Blackwater private security firm, had been scheduled to attend the session but that he was blocked at the last minute. The administration official said McMaster was the one who blocked Prince.

The administration official said Pence returned early from a trip to Latin America to work out the details with McMaster on how to get Trump to agree to send more troops, something he’s been hesitant to do.

McMaster enlisted the vice president’s help about six weeks ago, according to a third official, asking him to help build consensus within the administration and to work with him to make the case to the president.

“The vice president views his role on this as an honest broker,” a top aide to Pence said Friday. “The vice president has not weighed in on any side other than to make sure that the options presented to the president are fully fleshed out and objective.”

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André De Koning
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André De Koning

Trump and his “less war in the ME”, “waste of money…lives:SAD”. Can he keep any of his promises or is he really what most of us think: a narcissist who only thinks of himself and his power? Already wrapped up by the deep state?

englishvinal
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englishvinal

Yes, yes and yes… all I can think of is —- “What if they held a war, and nobody came”?

Simon
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Simon

The US military want to do something. Anything. They got all this extra money and they are itching to prove that they can ‘win’ something. Anything, as long as it involves moving 1000s of troops and armour across the planet. Where will it be? North Korea – lot’s of talk, plenty hysterics, great back story, but South Korea are balking and then China went and said ‘No’. Venezuela – great idea, doable, pushover, but then even Colombia and others said no thanks and they would have been the main base. Syria – seems that the President has finally come down… Read more »

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

The MIC must have its wars….and dont forget the jobs, jobs, jobs that it provides the US…Trump has to keep those employment numbers up!

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Aren’t all the retired Generals running the show, all time served Officers, from the days of the illegal Iraq War? Funny how he has surrounded himself with them and then got rid of Steve Bannon, who just happened to be the person that got the Deplorables to vote for Trump, using the peace ticket. McCain, has got his McCain Foundation guy serving as the Special Envoy to Ukraine and wasn’t he also the US representative to NATO? Once upon a time. Eric Prince, whose sister Betty, is the US Secretary of Education. The same Eric Prince who set up the… Read more »

seby
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seby

Are you saying the fat pompous prick was holding up the march of the military industrial congressional complex? I didn’t notice. Thanks fo the “insight”!

englishvinal
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englishvinal

It worked didn’t it?… Trump demands “LOYALTY”… from all the people that he brought into office… he is almost as big an arrogant posturing ***h**l as Smirky Bush was, with his “if your aren’t with us you’re against us” BS… However, Trump is DIS-loyal to all the fools that supported him and helped him to get into the “deciders” seat… he will turn on them in a heartbeat if he believes that tossing them to the sharks will serve HIS interests. He demonstrates that “fine” quality more and more… I have to wonder if the voters who also supported him… Read more »

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