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    Biden Commits to Maintaining 1,500-2,000 Troops in Middle East Longterm

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Thursday that while he supports reducing the number of troops in the Middle East, that if elected president, he cannot promise full withdrawal of troops in the near future because of complicated conditions in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

    “These ‘forever wars’ have to end. I support drawing down the troops. But here’s the problem, we still have to worry about terrorism and [the Islamic State],” Biden said in an interview with Stars and Stripes.

    Biden told the military newspaper he would keep a small military presence in the region if elected president to orchestrate special operations against the Islamic State and other terror organizations to keep extremists at bay.

    Biden’s comments came one day after General Frank McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, announced plans to withdraw over 2,000 troops from Iraq by the end of the month, bringing the troop level down to 3,000. In Afghanistan, the force will be cut from 8,600 to 4,500 by November.

    The former vice president also said that he does not anticipate any major cuts to the U.S. defense budget, and that defense spending could even increase under his leadership.

    “I don’t think [budget cuts] are inevitable, but we need priorities in the budget,” Biden said.

    “We have to focus more on unmanned capacity, cyber and IT, in a very modern world that is changing rapidly,” he said. “I’ve met with a number of my advisors and some have suggested in certain areas the budget is going to have to be increased.”

    He promised to upgrade equipment used by the National Guard, which often trains and deploys with outdated equipment, according to Stars and Stripes, and said that transgender people should be able to openly serve in the military.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/biden-commits...153057008.html

    We all know that he is going to increase troop levels everywhere and probably start multiple new wars. (or rather his replacement will after he resigns for dementia)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    We all know that he is going to increase troop levels everywhere
    Huh, imagine. What sort of president would do that?

    Weird how you were singing a different tune when Trump sent an extra 3K troops to Kuwait and Saudi this year.




    Anyway, 1,500 to 2,000 troops in the region would be a miracle, considering that we have bases in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi, Oman, and Egypt.

    Hell, I think there's that many troops just at the UN mission in Egypt at any given time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    I just can't stand liars.

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    It's rather foolish for anyone to believe Biden would ever remove all troops from the ME.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    Huh, imagine. What sort of president would do that?

    Weird how you were singing a different tune when Trump sent an extra 3K troops to Kuwait and Saudi this year.




    Anyway, 1,500 to 2,000 troops in the region would be a miracle, considering that we have bases in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi, Oman, and Egypt.

    Hell, I think there's that many troops just at the UN mission in Egypt at any given time...
    Trump is ending wars and bringing troops home and Biden is saying we shouldn't do that.
    Spin all you want but everyone can see the truth for themselves.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Trump is ending wars and bringing troops home and Biden is saying we shouldn't do that.
    Spin all you want but everyone can see the truth for themselves.
    As usual, nothing you said is true
    "The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    I just can't stand liars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    It's rather foolish for anyone to believe Biden would ever remove all troops from the ME.
    Very true, do you know why? because he has never proposed doing such a thing. Its like you come into the threads and say the most obvious thing over and over and over and over ............................and over again.

    It would be foolish to believe Biden will do something against his own interest especially when he never said he would do it. Next thing we know, you will tell me that Biden will NOT end the FED. Come on man, pay attention.

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    Biden would support regime changes as Obama did. No real changes from voting to Biden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    As usual, nothing you said is true
    Said the liar.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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