Newsweek Fires Political Reporter For Error On Trump’s Thanksgiving Plans


But he said he only tasted the mashed potatoes before he was pulled away for photos. I never got to my turkey.

"The Taliban wants to make a deal", Trump stated. Grisham said that they were informed in advance about the secret visit of Trump to an undisclosed location. "And we're saying it has to be a cease-fire". Trump's report of a ceasefire as an obstacleTrump said: "They didn't want to do a cease-fire, but now they do want to do a cease-fire", Trump said of the militants".

Trump's visit was his first to Afghanistan since becoming president and came a week after a prisoner swap between Washington and Kabul that has raised hopes for a long elusive peace deal.

President Trump surprised troops and news outlets on Thanksgiving morning when he appeared in Afghanistan to thank troops for their service to the country and help serve a turkey dinner - but doing so required extreme security measures to ensure both safety and to prevent the word from getting out. US and global forces have been on the ground ever since.

The U.S. ramped up strikes in Afghanistan after peace talks failed in September, conducting 1,113 air and artillery strikes, more than double the number of attacks the preceding September, CNN reported. He said the United States broke off talks and when it wants to resume the Taliban are ready. On the other hand, it can't be good for the president's addiction to Twitter to be so intense that 13 hours between tweets is enough make many Americans start asking questions.

Trump thanks Pak PM for helping in hostages' release
On July 23, the Imran met the Trump at the White House on his maiden U.S. visit since becoming the premier. "President Donald J. "President Trump thanked the prime minister for Pakistan's efforts in facilitating this positive outcome", the statement said.

Afghan forces, with close American support, scored a major victory earlier this month when they retook a cluster of villages in Nangahar province, leading to the surrender of hundreds of Islamic State fighters. This year the United Nations has recorded record numbers of civilians killed and wounded. In a break with precedent, Trump also invited Ghani to address the troops. The Taliban still control or hold sway over about half of the country, staging near daily attacks targeting Afghan forces and government officials. A relatively small al-Qaida presence, it said, "poses a very limited threat to US personnel and our partners in Afghanistan".

However, NBC News reported last month the Pentagon was drawing up plans to an unexpected withdrawal of USA troops out of Afghanistan if Trump shocks military leaders by ordering an immediate drawdown because he did in Syria, according to three current and former defense officers.

As Trump headed to Washington, the presidential jet that flown Trump to Florida a day earlier remained parked at Palm Beach International Airport, allowing travelers to identify the modified 747 with its distinctive features.

As the American air campaign has intensified in Afghanistan, civilian casualties have increased.