Marine reinforcements fly towards an area somewhere near Kandahar December 10, 2001. The Marines have pushed closer to Kandahar to continue their mission of interdicting lines of escape. REUTERS/POOL//Earnie Grafton, The San Diego Union-Tribune DPW/WS
Trump’s promise to bring all troops home for Christmas is divorced from reality

A full withdrawal is necessary. But this announcement was motivated by headlines and politics and ignores vital peace talks.

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