The CIA is ramping up its counter-terrorism efforts, announcing its decision to send more military forces to Afghanistan in an effort to obliterate Taliban leaders.
According to The New York Times, this is a massive decision for the CIA. During previous administrations, the federal agency was hesitant to supply additional troops to fight the Taliban, instead focusing on the threat from Al-Qaeda.
However, thanks to President Donald Trump’s leadership, the CIA is focusing on a more “aggressive” approach to fighting these terrorist enemies of the United States overseas.
“We can’t perform our mission if we’re not aggressive,” CIA Director Mike Pompeo said. “This is unforgiving, relentless. You pick the word. Every minute, we have to be focused on crushing our enemies.”
The Daily Caller reported that Trump spearheaded the effort to put more troops in Afghanistan.
In fact, it was after an August 21 address by the president that Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced that 3,000 additional troops would be sent to Afghanistan.
“The killers need to know they have nowhere to hide, that no place is beyond the reach of American might and American arms,” Trump said. “Retribution will be fast and powerful.”
Mattis also announced that the U.S. will drop a record number of bombs on the territory.
According to Fox News, the efforts will be led by small groups who call themselves “counter-terrorism pursuit teams.”
If it weren’t for President Donald Trump, none of this would be happening. He is ramping up the fight against terrorism in the fulfillment of his campaign promise. Thank you, Mr. President, for keeping our country safe.
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