What Does Trump’s Tweet Mean for Afghanistan?

By Tim Willasey-Wilsey

Tim Willasey-Wilsey served for over 27 years in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and is now Visiting Professor of War Studies at King's College, London. His first overseas posting was in Angola during the Cold War followed by Central America during the instability of the late 1980s. He was also involved in the transition to majority rule in South Africa and in the Israel/Palestine issue. His late career was spent in Asia including a posting to Pakistan in the mid 1990s.

Cipher Brief Expert Tim Willasey-Wilsey is Visiting Professor of War Studies at King’s College, London and is a former senior member of the British Foreign Office.

OPINION — It was hardly a surprise, but it was shocking nonetheless. President Trump tweeted late last week; “We should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!”

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