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Don't Reward Taliban for Killing US Servicemen

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Dignified Transfer Held For Two U.S. Special Forces Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan. Dover, Del. Feb. 10, 2020 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. President Donald Trump at a dignified transfer for fallen service members, at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

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Tuesday, 11 February 2020 02:49 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Last night, President Trump and Vice President Pence joined bereaved loved ones in witnessing the return from Afghanistan of two fallen soldiers. One family member, overcome by emotion had to be restrained as she rushed the plane bearing the heroes’ remains.

This searing episode will likely intensify the president’s understandable desire to prevent any further U.S. losses in America’s longest war — even if that means agreeing to terms in ongoing negotiations with the Taliban that will effectively surrender Afghanistan to that terrorist group responsible for killing and maiming so many of our servicemen and women.

There is an alternative: Use volunteer veterans willing to help Afghanistan’s military improve its combat effectiveness and use a proven counter-insurgency strategy known as CORDS (Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support) to enable its people to secure and defend their communities.

Let’s honor our fallen by ensuring they have not died in vain.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy (CSP) in Washington, D.C. , a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson. Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP)Read more reports from Frank Gaffney, Jr. — Click Here Now.

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