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McCain: If Trump Doesn’t Produce An Afghanistan Strategy, I Will

GOP Sen. John McCain issued a statement Monday saying that he will produce a military strategy for Afghanistan in September, if President Donald Trump has no plan to offer.


“More than six months after President Trump’s inauguration, there still is no strategy for success in Afghanistan,” McCain said in a statement. “Eight years of a ‘don’t lose strategy has cost us lives and treasure in Afghanistan. Our troops deserve better.”

“When the Senate takes up the National Defense Authorization Act in September, I will offer an amendment based on the advice of some our best military leaders that will provide a strategy for success in achieving America’s national interests in Afghanistan,” he continued.

While McCain hasn’t yet proposed a solution, his statement indicates his intent to develop a legislative alternative in the absence of an actual plan from the Trump administration regarding U.S. interests in Afghanistan.

The Trump administration strategy promised in mid-July has not materialized, partly because of divided ideas about how to achieve U.S. interests in Afghanistan, given how much of the country is still in the hands of the Taliban, despite U.S. involvement there for 16 years. The Trump administration is examining the potential effects of withdrawing troops from the region advocated by White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, though that option is not favored by Secretary of Defense James Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, who have backed a surge of up to 4,000 troops

“It doesn’t work unless we are there for a long time, and if we don’t have the appetite to be there a long time, we should just leave. It’s an unanswered question,” a senior administration official told The Wall Street Journal. “It is becoming clearer and clearer to people that those are the options: go forward with something like the strategy we have developed, or withdraw.”

McCain started receiving medical care for brain cancer Monday. Now that GOP Sen. Rand Paul successfully delayed the passage of the annual defense bill by forwarding two amendments on indefinite detention and war authorization against the Islamic State, McCain believes there is time for him to develop a coherent Afghanistan strategy to be added to the National Defense Authorization Act when the Senate comes back from recess in September.


At the time, McCain expressed frustration with Rand for delaying the NDAA.

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19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. David Neal

    August 1, 2017 at 2:13 am

    With Brain Cancer, McCain won’t be alive much longer. I just hope he repents accepts Jesus Christ as his savior so he won’t be in eternal hell.

  2. sandra tabor

    August 1, 2017 at 2:15 am

    McCain is not the president of the unites states, there for he needs to mind his own business. If he gets involved he will probably figure a way to let us down again!!!!!!!!

  3. MrsDianne Kirkwood

    August 1, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Not even going to read it, because Trump has many generals who know better than this jerk McCain!

  4. betty

    August 1, 2017 at 2:18 am

    crawl back in your hole You cant produce anything but crap which your as full of as a Christmas Turkey.

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  8. Carmen Zayas

    August 1, 2017 at 2:30 am

    Senator you should stay at home get well and be more with your family.

  9. JANET ST DENNIS

    August 1, 2017 at 2:31 am

    We do not need ANYTHING from John McCain ever again. He’s proven that he does not care about the American people and what happens to them. What makes him think he has what it takes to plan a stragedy for Afghanistan? Our president has already picked the military advisers that he needs to protect our country from the enemy from outside and from withing. McCain is one of the enemy from within. Why would we trust him ever, ever again? His boss is Soros who is trying to take down the America.

  10. Joan

    August 1, 2017 at 2:48 am

    More morphine, more, more more…Will the Grim Reaper Please Report to Duty

  11. Beverly Arnold

    August 1, 2017 at 4:41 am

    Sit down and be quiet! You old washed up creep. Oh my gosh! Go away already

  12. Bruce

    August 1, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    H ow about a retirement strategy John?

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  14. ssssc

    August 1, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    what is wrong with the people in his state enough already get this guy out he plotted against trump and america . does no republican in the congress or senator have any balls anymore . if not it time to get them out and put ones who doesn’t have their hands in the cookie jar,

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  17. Shortcourse

    August 3, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    His plan is to wet fire a nuclear equipped B1 and set off a chain reaction which will completely obliterate Afghanistan…only problem he will kill all of the American troops that are stationed there…

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  19. Martine

    August 15, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Mc Cain, the warmonger made MILLIONS out of encouraging Wars and sending young americans to fight far away. MILLIONS !

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