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... especially for my precious new grandchild. it's whooping cough. every family member, including those around new babies, should talk to their doctor or pharmacist about getting vaccinated. >> this is fox business coverage of president trump's address to the nation, here is neil cavuto. neil: we're seconds away from hearing the commander in chief, second major address if you think about it. last one in january. this time he is going to make the argument we need more troops in afghanistan, up to 4,000 more. this, of course, heeding advice of all his top generals, saying this is the way to go about it. we have former state department press officer ortega and morgan,
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the president has to make that pitch at a time this americans after 16 years might say, getting long in the tooth. >> the president needs to remind everyone, why we're in afghanistan in the first place. it is easy to forget, after 16 years, we went because we were attacked and al qaeda had a safe place in afghanistan to plan and promote those attacks. why have we stayed there 16 years? because you don't win these sorts of wars overnight. neil: he has to make that point. >> yes. >> he does, one thing we never really heard from a president, is why does this matter. i do think that you know we keep saying that we've been here for 16 years. something key we've been in a one year war 16 times. neil: all right, that tune familiar, hail to the chief. president of united states making this pitch to you know,
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fort meyer audience in arlington, virginia. he has pivoted as they say, he would not be first president to do, that donald trump. >> thank you very much. thank you. please be seated. vice president pence, secretary of state tillerson, members of the cabinet, general dunford, deputy secretary shanahan, and colonel dugun, thank you to the men and women of fort meyer, and every member of the united states military at home, and abroad, we send our thoughts and prayers to the families of our brave sailors, who were injured and lost after a tragic collision at sea a as well as to
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those conducting the search and recovery efforts. i am here tonight to layout our path forward in afghanistan and south asia. before i provide details. i will to say a few words to servicemembers here with us tonight, to those watching from their posts, and to all of americans listening at home. since the founding of our republic, our country produce a special class of heroes who selflessness, courage and resolve is unmatched, american patriots from every generation have given their last breath on the battle feel for our nation and our freedom. through their lives, and though their lives, were cut short, in
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their deeds they achieved total immortality by following the heroic example of those who fought to prese preserve your republic, we can find the inspiration our country needs to unify could heal and remain one nation under god. the men and women of our military, operate as one team, with one shared mission and one shared sense of purpose. they transcended every line of race, ethnicity, creed and color to serve together and sacrifice together in absolutely perfect cohesion, because all service members are brothers, and sisters. they are all part of the same
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family. it's called the american family. they take the same oath, fight for the same flag, and live according to the same law. they are bowenning i bound togey common purpose, mutual trust and selfless devotion to our nation and each other. the sole sold soldier understans what we as a nation too often forget a wound inflicted to a single member of our community is a wound inflicked upon us all, when one part of america hurts we all hurt. when one citizen suffers an injustice, we all suffer together. loyalty to our nation demands loyalty to one another. love for america requires love
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for all of its people. when we open our hearts to patriotism there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry, no tolerance for hate. the young men and women we send to fight our wars abroad deserve to return to a country that is not at war with itself at home. we cannot remain a force for peace in the world if we are not at peace with each other. as we send our bravest to defeat our enemy overseas, and we will always win, let us find the our rancourage to heal our divisions within. let us make a simple promise to the min anthe men and women we o fight in our name, when they return home from battle, they will find a country that has
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renew sacred bonds of love and loyalty that unite azus as, one, thanks to individual and skill of american military and our many allies throughout the world, horrors on the scale of september 11, nobody can ever forget that, have not been repeated on our shores. but we must acknowledge the reality i am here to talk about tonight. that nearly 16 years after september 11, attacks, after the sacrifice of blood and treasure, the american people are weary of war without victory. nowhere is this more evident than with the war in afghanistan. the longest war in american history. 17 years.
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i share the american people's frustration. i also share their frustration over a foreign policy that has spent too much time, energy, money, and most personally lives, trying to rebuild countries in our own imagine stead of pursuing our security interests above all other considerations. that is why shortly after my inauguration, i directed secretary of defense mattis. and my national security team to under take a comprehensive review of all strategic options in afghanistan and south asia. my original instinct was to pull out and historically i like following my instincts. but all my life i have heard that decisions are much
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different when you sit behind the desk in the oval office. in other words when you are president of the united states so i studied afghanistan in detail. and from every conceivable angle. after many meetings over many months, we held our final meeting last friday, at camp david, with my cabinet and generals. to complete our strategy. i arrived at three fundamental conclusion about america's core interest, in afghanistan. first our nation must seek an honor able and enduring outcome, worthy of the tremendous sacrifices that ar been made, te sacrifices of lives. the men and women who serve our nation in combat, deserve a plan for victory.
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they deserve the tool they need and the trust they have earned to fight and to win. second, the consequences of a rapid exit are both predictable and unacceptable. 9/11, worst terrorist attack in our history, was planned and directed from afghanistan. because that country was ruled by a government that gave comfort and shelle shelter to terrorists, a healthy withdraw would create a vacuum that terrorists, including i isis is and al qaeda would fill, just as happened before september 11. and as we know, in 2011, america hastely and mistakenly withdrew from iraq.
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as a result, our hard won gains slipped back into the hands of terrorist enemies b, our soldies watches as cities they fought for and bled to liberate, and won were occupied by a terrorist group, called isis. vacuum we created by leaving too soon gave safe haven for isis to spread. to grow, recruit and around attacks. we cannot repeat an in afghanistan the mistake our leaders made in iraq, i concluded that security threats we face in afghanistan and broader region are immense. today 20 u.s. designated foreign terrorist organizations are active in afghanistan and pakistan. the highest concentration in any
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region, anywhere in the world. for its part, pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror, the threat is worse because pakistan and india are two nuclear arm states whose tense relations threaten to spiral in to conflict. that could happen. no one denies that we have inher ited a challenging and troubling situation in afghanistan, and south asia, but we do not have the luxury of going back in time, and making different or better decisions. when i became president, i was given a bad and very complex hand, but i fully knew what i was getting into big, problem but one way or another, these problem will be solved. i am a problem solver in the end
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we will win. we must address the reality of the world as it exists right now the threats we face, and the confronting of all of the problems of today. extremely predictable consequences of a hasty withdrawal. we need look no further than last week's vile, vicious attack in barcelona, to understand that terror groups will stop at nothing to commit the mass murder of innocent men, women and children. you saw it for yourself, horrible. as i outlined in my speech in saudi arabia, three months ago, america and our partners are committed to stripping terrorists of their territory, cutting off their funding and
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exposing false allure of their evil ideology, terrorists who slaughter innocent people will find no glory in this life or the next. they are nothing but thugs and criminals, and predators and that is right losers. working alongside our allies, we're break their will, dry up their recruitment, keep them from crossing our border, and yes, we'll defeat them, and defeat them handily. in afghanistan and pakistan, america's interests are clear. we must stop the resurgences of safe havens that enable terrorists who threat en america, we must prevent nuclear weapons and materials from coming into hands of terrorists and being used gain us or anywhere in the world for that matter. to prosecute this war we'll learn from history, as a result
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of our comp hence o comprehensi, american strategy will change dramatically, a core pillar of our new strategy is a shift from a time based approach, to one based on conditions. i said it many times, how counter productive it is for united states to announce in advance the dates we intend to begin our end military options. we will not talk about numbers of troops, or our plans for further military activities. conditions on the ground, not arbitrary time tables will guide our strategy from now on. america's enemies must never know our plans or believe they can wait us out, i will not say what we're going to attack.
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but attack we will. another fundamental pillar is integration of allins. s of american power, diplomatic, economic, and military, toward a successful outcome. some day, after an effective military afford, perhaps it will be possible to have a political settlement that including elements of the taliban in afghanistan be. but nobody knows if or when that will ever happen. america will continue its support for the afghan government, and the afghan military as they confront the taliban in the field. it is up to the people of afghanistan to take ownership of their future, to govern their society, and to achieve an ever lasting peace, we're a partner and a friend but we'll not
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dictate to the afghan people how to live, or how to govern their own complex society. we are not nation building again. we are killing terrorists. the next pillar of our new strategy is to change the approach and how to deal with pakistan. we can no longer about pakistan safe haven, taliban and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond. pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in afghanistan. it has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists. in the past, pakistan has been a valued partner. our militaries have worked together against common enemies. the pakistani people have suffered greatly from terrorism
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and extremism. we recognize n rec -- recognize, pakistan has lal sheltered same organization that try every day to kill our people. we have been paying pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we're fighting. that the have to change, that will change immediately, no partnership can survive a country harboring of militants and terrorists who target u.s. servicemembers and officials. it time for pakistan too demonstrate its commitment to civilization, order and to peace. another critical part of the south asia strategy for america, is to further develop its strategic partnership with india. the world's largest democracy
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and a key security and economic partner of the united states we appreciate india's contribution, but india makes billions of dollars in trade with the united states, and we want them to help us more with afghanistan. s specially in areas of economic assistance. and development. we're committed to pursuing our shared objectives for peace and security in south asia. and the broader indo-pacific region. ensure you the brave defenders of the american people will have the necessary tools and rules of engagement to make this strategy work. and worke work quickly, i have d restricts the previous administration placed on our war fighters that prevented secretary of defense and our
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commanders in the field from fully and swiftly waging battle against the enemy. micromanage think from washington d.c. does not win battles. they are won in the feel, growing upon judgment and expertise of wartime commanders and front line soldiers, acting in real-time, with real authority and with a clear mission to defeat the enemy. that is why we will also expand authority for american armed fores to target terrorist and criminal networks, that s theses need to know they have nowhere to hide. that no place is beyond the reach of american might and american arms. retribution will be fast, and powerful, as we lift restriction
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and coulexpand authorities in f. we're already seeing dramatic results in the campaign to defeat isis, since my inauguration we achieved record breaking success. we'll maximize sanctions and sthoother financial and law enforcement actions against these networks to eliminate their ability to export terror, when america commits its warriors to battle we must ensure they have every weapon to apply swift, decisive and overwhelming force. houour troops will fight to wine will fight to win, from now on effectry will have a clear definition. attacking our enemies, obliterateds isis, crushing al qaeda, preventing taliban from takeover afghanistan, stopping
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master or attacks against america before they emerge. we will ask our nato allies and global partners to support our new strategy, with additional troop and funding increases in line with our own. we are confident they will. since taking office i have made clear our allies and partners must contribute much more money to our collective defense. they have done so. in this struggle, the heaviest burden will continue to be borne by good people of afghanistan and their courageous armed forces. as the prime minister of afghanistan has promised, we are going to participate in economic development to help defray the cost of this war to us. afghanistan is fighting to defend and secure their country against the same enemies who
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threaten us. the stronger the afghan security forces become, the less we will have to do. afghans will secure and build their own nation and define their own future. we want them to securitied. but we'll no longer use american military might to construct democracies in far away lands or try to rebuild other countries in our own image, those days are over. instead we will work with allies and partners to protect our shared interest. we are not asking others to change their way of life, but to pursue common goals that arkansaallowour children to liv, safer lives. this realism will guide our decisions moving forward. military power alone will not bring peace to afghanistan or stop the terrorist threat arising in the country. but strategically applied force, aims to create the conditions
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for a political process to achieve a lasting peace. america will work with the afghan government as long as we see determination and progress. however, our commitment is not unlimited and our support is not a blank check. the government of afghanistan must carry their share of the military political and economic burden. the american people expect to see real reforms, real progress and real results. our patience is not unlimited, we'll keep our eyes wide open, in abiding by oath i took on january 20, i will remain stedfast in protecting american lives, and american interests. in this effort we'll make common cause with any nation that
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choosing to stand and fight alongside us against this global threat. terrorists take heed, america will never let up until you are dealt a lasting defeat. under my administration, many billions of dollars more, is being spent on our military. and this includes vast aims spend on nuclear arsenal, and missile defense. in every generation we have faced down evil. and we have always prevailed. we prevailed because we know who we are and what we are fighting for. not far from where we are gathered tonight, hundreds of thousands of america's greatest patriots, lay in eternal rest at arlington national cemetery. there is more courage, sacrifice and love in those hallowed
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grounds than in g any other spot on face of earth. many of those who fought, and died in afghanistan, enlisted in months after september 11, 2001, they volunteered for simple reason, they loved america. and they were determined to protect her. now we must secure the cause it was which they gave their lives, we must unite to defend america from its enemies abroad. we must restore the bonds of loyalty, an among our citizens at home, and we must achieve an honor able and enduring outcome words of the enormous price so many paid. our actions and in months to come, all of them, will honor the sacrifice of every fallen hero, every family who lost a loved one. and every wounded warriors who
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shed their blood in defense of our great nation. with our resolve, we will ensure that your service, and that your families will bring about the defeat of our enemies, and the arrival of peace. we will push onward to victory with power in our hearts, and our act i"courage in sportsrager our -- courage in our souls, everlasting pride in each and every one of you. thank you, may god bless our military, and may god bless the united states of america, thank you very much. thank you. [applause] neil: you heard it from commander in chief, not interrupted by applause. during the serious address. whether that was telegraphs, to soldier there. this was a soarius life and
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death matter. president outline plan to beef up troop commitment to region. never telegraphs numbers. it woul fact is, president did acknowledge what was so-called elephant in room, a reversal in his views. he did say, the threats are irk immense. he said his original instinct was to pull out. i heard decisions were different. listen to his general, he had to make a change. and some are calling it a substantial one that will keep enemies guessing as to when the troops arrive, when they will do am but not telegraphing much more. we have former state department
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press officer morgan with us, and army special forces veteran ben, also be giving you a global market creation. -- reaction. he had a message to send abroad. ben, you first. >> i thought he certainly said 7 things that were new we have not heard from a president before. he clearly stated, i think from a soldier's perspective, he said we're going to give soldiers on ground a clear and concise definition of what it is that we expect. neil: which is. >> at-this-point, that is going to be big question. so, by there is a big move by saying, a couple things, he is going to allow more troops. number two, first time a president actually stood there and called pakistan out,
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publicly said, enough is enough. and even though it sounds like president was speaking to india as well with the remarks about how close to india. he was talking about -- to pakistan as well. nothing getting under pakistan's get to more so than idea of us getting closer to india. president said, this is open-ended. things have not been clear, i will allow more troops, anyone looking at this should understand we were not able to achieve what definition of victory was traditionally with 130,000 troops, we tamped down the taliban could but we were tryining to hold territory and create this from ground up a society that is never possible in a place like afghanistan. so local and so tribal. i think what he less tone of generals and he will allow troop increase, they will have change their operational tactics as
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well. and these did say, there is going to be metrics that we'll look at, if certain conditions are met on ground we can move to another cause. but for right now, i think that was a great speech. certainly highlighted things we have not heard before. neil: morgan, interesting, i see things through the markets. he is linking bad guys, world over. sending a message. we're told a few thousand troops, does that do the job? judging from their early reaction, it is tepid. i don't want to glean anything more, is that really that reassuring. >> 4,000 troops? are they going to win a war in afghanistan. short answer is now. but, i don't think that is the
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strategy. i think that president made it clear, he repeated over, we're switching from a time braces approach to a condition based. i would say there is not a commander that was working in afghanistan when president obama made his announcement as beginning of his administration that was not frustrated and blindsided by that timeline. because -- >> you let the enemy know. >> just go hide and wait for us to come back. that is it, wait for us to leave, when you give timelines, there were a few key things. i was in afghanistan a few months ago, and kabul, interesting he talked about india getting them more involved, i sat on top of american university of afghanistan on the roof, i looked oversaw new parliament that india paid for and bought for afghan government. it was crucial that president tonight talk about his such support for afghan government.
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there was a lot of debate in media. if we would continue with the support. this is a presidential election next year in afghanistan. that move was a big one for, that gives him much needed support, we're seeing am. when president said we're seeing pakistan support taliban, and other networks, he ta talking h- haqqani network. we getting to a lot of nuance in region. it is important that attacks we've seen, right after i left kabul in march, they are largely executed by groups that are funded and provided support by pakistani. so, if i am a pakistani tonight,
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i am worried, in a sense this is a direct change in policy, he called them out to the world. and if india the same thing. neil: putting world on notice, president said that you know, we are expanding a war we're fighting terrorists we're not nation buildings. president did warn against hasty withdrawal. >> a haste hasty withdrawal wod create a vacuum that terrorists, including isis, and al qaeda, would instantly fill justs happened before september 11. >> all right, i want to bring walid phares in to this. one thing that struck me and i don't think that after 16 years, departure would be considered hasty, he said was away we're going about it in signal we
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would send would be, right? >> right. actually, president was very clear on three points, less clear on fourth, and a fifth point not even there. clear point one, we need to change the course then refuse to leave quickly because that would lead too ereaction of isis. that is understandable. two he stoke about pakistan. something has to change in pakistan here, has a points, because some of these networks have support based, does not mean that government of pakistan itself is one that is launching them but tolerating some of them. another point was india, first time, we hear in washington, that india need to play a role, economic, noneconomic we'll see. >> one not clear is actual measure am of ho am of how he wn afghanistan, seem that president
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said that if we weaken taliban to a point they may come to government, that is something that would be debated, and last point, not mention, what do we did about idea on thology, if we defeat. we have network will bring them back. that needs a political dimension, it seems that president has been told we're not building but what about countering the idead oology. neil: who do you trust in this region. >> i think you trust the -- you have to trust in human nature. i mean is. afghanistan is very difficult. afghanistan is you have capital
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of kabul and a number of provinces that are broken down from tribes to subscribes, what they want most in localized area is they want peace, security and watch their kids go to school, food and some power. they want security. they wanted it in us, then from the africa afghan government, td not get it. like 80s, the whole reason call big ca--taliban came to bed them a way of life. neil: they change. >> you do have to -- understand that this, there is a separate. i am not one that advocates there is good taliban and bad taliban, however taliban itself, as an organization, has always been intraafghanistan this a
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markedly different ideology and thought process. neil: we're not interesting in toppling them. >> taliban will be a part of afghan society and that fabric of pashtuns. forever. but you ask the going back to mullah omar, who started taliban, they concerned themselves with afghanistan. talibans did not say let's go conquer the world. neil: is it your sense that president made his case for sticking around in neighborhood. >> interesting, i am looking at twitter. we talk about many journalists making fun of speech saying it was too simplistic, i thought it was opposite, i thought in 20 minutes he gave a concise message, three goals he gave for why we're staying there. i thought from someone who
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worked in region for a while, he was incredible, we don't need an hour of ortary to them everyone to wait. we need a clear concise message from the president, which is when i think we got, he put our enemies on notice, and called out pakistan. and talking about economic assistance, he told india and our nato allies, i wanted to leave but we're staying so you have to help. help people get education. neil: waleed, is it your sense by including pakistan he sent a message to widen this beyond what i am outlining. >> i think his position on -- pakistan and also india are important, these are hidden components. back to my original point, afghanistan has involved in 16 years, there are many players we don't talk bwe talk about taliban, government and tribes,
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there of youth, women, and ngo's, there are political parties, i mitt wit met with lef political parties who were 10 years old on 9/11, these are our potential partners. >> one thing i will say, a guarantee you, all those troops this afghanistan, tonight that are watching this, for first time they had a president look at them right now say, enough with you know, i'm not -- >> he said we will win. >> we will win. neil: by design. there are no applause? were they told this is serious. >> where the president was is where old guard is, that is where a lot of joint chiefs. like me would not have been allowed there. >> really. >> not me. >> not with that beard.
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neil: >> we're a partner and friend, we're not dictate to the afghan
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people how to live or govern their own complex society. we're not nation building again, we're killing terrorists. neil: all right, quick market reaction. u.s. market reaction positive. i don't top say this is reason for market advancing. but they were tepid gains, these gains are hardly dramatic. this is also about a president, not only reissuin rereassertingt in afghanistan, and a clear pivot he say a just f a justifi. circa news war correspondent, and pablo.
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kennedy, you are concerned about doubling down in a region we spent a good deal of time, and effort and money, president saying there is too much at risk if we pull out now. >> i understand that, all he has to do is what he said, point to what happened in iraq in 2011. i think you know he has to be careful, a move like this could make it look like a move that barack obama or hillary clinton would make. and he i think he did a pretty good job of differentiating, he too took responsibility for fact he was the against the any surge like this and for getting troops out of afghanistan, he gave that perspective, and said you sit behind desk you your perspective changes. neil: that impressed me in a way. first time we heard from this president, an thinkin acknowleds say pivot, one thing i have learned in this job is that, you know, you get to a whole new since of perspective.
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and importance, and his general saying just that. >> this is certainly something i discussed with the president in past. i know he has wrestled with this issue. and so, for him to admit that, i think it really important. but something neil we have to look at took what are they going to use are these 4,000 troops fighting conventional war against an unconventional enemy. this is something he has to understand. this is different kind of war, and this is something that i have seen since 2007. it you know, it will be difficult, not something that will be won overnight, i think he left that open for that the reason. neil: he did make a sort of a reference, development here last week, and difference back and forth. paraphrasing it, we're all americans, we have to do the right thing. i am wondering if there is a
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sense not only did he help maybe right himself on anish of gravitas but his agenda. >> i see two things here. two separate conversations, first is humility in this speech, he pivoted away from his instincts to what seem like make mattis and other generals, are telling him, i think this is important. i think that u increasing america's confidence in his ability make a decision of that gravity. other conversation on twitter among democrat, early bellwethers with democrat position tomorrow would be congressman rubin -- gallego from arizona, a servicemember, he saw his best friend killed, so far rubin has
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weighed in saying that, he sees the president's speech as requesting a blank check, both in terms of blood and industriurtreasurein afghanistat when the i guess disorder went democratic party is such it allows for someone like congressman gallego . >> i don't understand that, saying that president is issuing a blank check. >> i think that he seeking a strategy. i think that democrats and a lot of people will look for a strategy. neil: but we didn't see any strategy under barack obama. >> right. just speak about what speech is, interesting that president says he will not telegraph. neil: kennedy, i want -- rushed for time, i want to say that president did refer to even that you know, north carolina and
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this idea that after charlottesville, this came in to his thinking. >> wound inflicted upon a single member of off compan our communa wound inblixe inflicted upon us, when when part of america hurt we all hurt, when one citizen suffers an injustice, we suffer together. when we open our hearts to ratey patriotism. neil: not a coincident he mentioned that elements in this speech. >> i think he needs a little bit more time to do some reftational damage about charlottesville. he actually sounded like he had a better command on facts on afghanistan.
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i think that lending two is a stretch right now. he had rit right tone. neil: he used this to make that comment. >> i still think that it eye bit of a logical leap. i have some trepidation based on ship me made against himself last week, if he can keep this tone in next, and stay on message, and deliver something in terms of economic optimism, he could have a certainly better week than last week. it can't get much worse. >> he is listening to his generals, that is a shift from obama. neil: a shift period. >> a shift. it certainly is a shift from. what we heard from barack obama. president obama. when he was in charge. his war. i think there two important points one is putting onus on pakistan. i spend a lot of time working with pakistani government they
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will take a step back now, and they are probably wondering when is president going to do, and i think he help our troops a lot. neil: leaving them guessing. right after this.
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neil: kudos for president comes from some more unlikely of sources. coming in, blake buhrmann on that. >> from senator nex mccain said, he, quote, i commend president trump for take a big step in the right direct with new strategy for afghanistan. >> interesting mccain's background. but also complexity politically. between president and john mccain over the last few weeks. and then have you president trump also tomorrow.
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going to arizona to campaign in the state. potentially against some thins that mccain and other counterpart jeff flake have said and done, mccain's happy camp or this night, and senator rand paul for example he is against adding potentially more troops in region. here is what i can tell you from white house perspective. they say, they point to fact that it is not a country by country approach but rather a regional approach, a message, time to get tougher on pakistan. part of what we heard. >> we have been paying pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we're fighting. but that will happen to -- that will have to change. ited change immediately. reporter: you heard him say billions of dollars, senior
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administration official saying, aid to pakistan has been decreasing. in recent years. neil: all right. thank you. just to let you know president has reversed an earlier point of view on afghanistan, wants to commit an undisclosed number of troops, we would not telegraph the number or when. or what they will do. it will first time we gotten indication that president will listen to his top lieutenant and his new chief of staff, and try to adhere to an administration, getting back on focus that things that matter, for those who are reading into this, as market seems to be, president is reclaiming offense, or a horrific week bu behind him, sor
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