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Gen. McKiernan Wasn’t At First National Security Meeting

Following up on Matt’s post -- and correcting my earlier one -- notice how the last clause of President Obama’s statement about the first meeting with many

Jul 31, 2020
Following up on Matt’s post— and correcting my earlier one— notice how the last clause of President Obama’s statement about the first meeting with many members of his national security team is ” … we will undertake a full review of the situation in Afghanistan in order to develop a comprehensive policy for the entire region.” That’s because early reports of the meeting’s agenda were incorrect. I’ve confirmed with U.S. Forces-Afghanistan that Gen. David McKiernan, commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan, that the commander didn’t participate in the meeting, and was on travel in Europe at the time. For much, much more on Afghanistan policy, check back later today.
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
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