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Robert C. Koehler: Beyond simplistic ‘peace’

So here’s an odd, mostly overlooked scrap of recent news: Donald Trump wants to end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq before he leaves office, and is expected to announce a drawdown of troops in both countries.

Currently there are approximately 4,500 troops in Afghanistan and 3,000 in Iraq. The drawdown would leave 2,500 troops in each country.

Even Mitch McConnell is aghast!

In a speech from the Senate floor this week, he : “We’re playing a limited — limited — but important role in defending American national security and American interests against terrorists who would like nothing more than for the most

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