73 percent of American casualties in Afghanistan happened under Obama’s watch.
Obama is declaring that the mission is over without having accomplished anything. Telling the same lie that he has been telling for five years, he continues claiming that he defeated Al Qaeda in Afghanistan
“Military leaders must stay focused on the destruction of the enemy. It is virtually impossible to convince any committed terrorist who hates America to change his or her point of view—they simply must be attacked relentlessly.”
The United States has not given up on talks before that time. It agreed last month to set up a committee with Pakistan that would vet potential new Taliban interlocutors
The U.S. Marine Corps has suffered its worst air squadron catastrophe since Vietnam, and its prized VMA-211 squadron has taken its worst hit since its defense of Wake Island in World War II.