Pompeo Says Troops On the Ground in Afghanistan Not Needed to Retain Capability to Strike Fast on Terrorists


On Special Report tonight, secretary of state Mike Pompeo defended the president’s ending the on-the-ground presence of U. S. troops in Afghanistan by saying it was always the goal, and that fighting back Islamic terrorism is not dependent on U. S. troops encamped in Afghanistan, unless terrorism begins to emanate from from that region again. At the close of the interview, establishment stalwart Brett Baier tried to upend Pompeo by asking him what he planned to do after being Secretary of State, to which Pompeo averting the trap said that he’d leave when he gets the tap on the shoulder (maybe in 2022).