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Victory In Afghanistan Is Near, Generals Dating Back To 2002 Say

U.S. Marines prepare themselves before going training with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in Helmand provinceU.S. Marines prepare themselves before going training with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in Helmand province, Afghanistan July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani.

U.S. generals have been assuring Americans that victory is within reach in Afghanistan since 2002.

The Duffel Blog’s Paul Szoldra pointed out on Twitter Tuesday that “the generals are literally making this up as they go along.”

President Donald Trump has lamented America’s presence in Afghanistan. “We should leave Afghanistan immediately. No more wasted lives,: Trump tweeted in 2013. “If we have to go back in, we go in hard & quick. Rebuild the US first.”

However, he announced a “conditions based” strategy in August that keeps American troops in Afghanistan indefinitely.

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