Trump's Argumentative Essay: The Trump Administration

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President Trump is not the first to go back on his words when it comes to foreign affairs and he is definitely not the first to attempt something new when it comes to this topic where everything has been tried. Trump put forth on Monday a long awaited decision and strategy for America’s disentanglement from a nearly 16-year-old conflict with Afghanistan. It has almost been 16 years since the grueling war in Afghanistan has begun. This Friday Trump gathered top security officials to discuss possible solutions on the matter at hand. The Trump administration had already promised a new plan towards these matters. After many discussions the US president will “provide the path forward for America’s engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia”. This…show more content…
Trump is deepening the involvement of American troops in Afghanistan and is going back on his words about being against foreign entanglement.

“My original instinct was to pull out and historically I like following my instincts,” President Trump said. “But all my life, I’ve heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office.” President Trump is confident that his new strategy will win the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

After what he called a protracted and exhaustive discussion with his war cabinet at Camp David, President Trump concluded “a hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum for terrorists, including ISIS and Al Qaeda.”

He may believe that he is attempting something new with his ‘strategy’, but he isn’t. Before him Obama killed a lot of terrorists. George W. Bush carried out a ‘condition based’ approach. Neither resulted in an end to this grueling conflict. Trump also says he will ‘win’, but I strongly doubt that’ll happen. Even if Trump were to succeed in killing all insurgents, as long as they still have religious fanaticism or ethnic ambition they will never stop growing and that is beyond our
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Mr. Trump has refused to put a benchmark for success; this allows him to be shielded from potential political backlash.

When Mr. Trump originally campaigned for the White House, he promised to extricate the US from foreign entanglements. But he is now going back on his own words and promises.

His approaches and feelings towards his new Afghanistan strategy are very direct. “We are not nation-building again, we are killing terrorists,” he said.

Whatever his intentions, Mr. Trump expressed a very bellicose tone. He made a promise, loosening restrictions on American soldiers allowing them to hunt down terrorists where he defined them as “thugs and criminals and predators, and – that’s right – losers.”

Mr. Trump added, “The killers need to know they have nowhere to hide, that no place is beyond the reach of American might and American arms,” continuing, “retribution will be fast and powerful.”

Some say that after 16-years the US should have learnt that the Taliban group will not be defeated especially if we look at previous failures. Foreign interventions have done nothing but create
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