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Lindsey Graham: Ending Afghanistan War Could Mean Another 9/11

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By    |   Friday, 18 Aug 2017 07:21 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham Friday urged President Donald Trump to "listen to his generals" this weekend at Camp David, and warned him that if he pulls troops out of Afghanistan, that could begin groundwork for "another 9-11" attack in the United States.

"If we were to pull all our troops from Afghanistan it would be a disaster for our national security interests and set the stage for another 9/11 on American soil," Graham in a statement, reports Politico.

"I hope President Trump, unlike his predecessor, will not put our military in a bad spot in Afghanistan. He should give them the tools and support they need to confront the rising terror threats in Afghanistan."

Trump left for Camp David on Friday, where he and his chief national security aides will discuss the path forward for the war in Afghanistan, now in its 16th year.

Steve Bannon, who was officially dismissed on Friday from his post as the White House's chief strategist, has said he wants to replace U.S. troops in Afghanistan with private contractors.

Thursday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the Trump administration is "very close" to a decision on Afghanistan.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Friday urged President Donald Trump to "listen to his generals" this weekend at Camp David, and warned him that if he pulls troops out of Afghanistan, that could begin groundwork for "another 9-11" attack in the United States.
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