On Fox and Friends this morning, Pete Hegseth weighed in on the Defense Department's reported decision to send "pink slips" to U.S. soldiers still on the battlefield in Afghanistan. The letters tell the soldiers that their service will no longer be needed when their current deployment ends.
We heard some reaction from Karl Rove and Sen. John McCain after President Obama outlined his vision of U.S. foreign policy at the West Point commencement address. He pushed back against critics who claim America is in decline in terms of global leadership, saying they are either "misreading history or engaged in partisan politics."
President Obama announced today a plan to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends. Obama laid out a plan for bringing "America's longest war to a responsible end." He pointed out that the United States did not seek out the war in Afghanistan, but responded out of necessity.
Policy changes that could end drone strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan are raising major security concerns.
Under a plan proposed to President Obama, the U.S. military could be completely out of Afghanistan when a new president is sworn into office. The plan calls for about 10,000 U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan beyond this year, down from the current number of 30,000.