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originally posted by: babybunnies
A couple of weeks ago, Donald Trump was taking heat for never having visited troops in a war zone.
Less than a month later, he's pulling troops out of Syria and drastically reducing troop deployment in Afghanistan.
I wonder if he's doing this just so that he can avoid having to visit troops in a combat zone. It would be a remarkable thing for any Commander in Chief to do, but given Trump's apparently avid fear of all things military and his famous record of being a five time draft dodger, coupled with his documented fear of being assassinated or poisoned, it would make sense.
originally posted by: spacedoubt
I don’t think that is the main reason, however I think it could be on his mental checklist on reasons not to be there.
Maybe even subconsciously, it influenced his decision.
High on his list I think, was his need to make Turkey and Russia happy. He seems to be a fan of hardball leaders.
originally posted by: xpert11
a reply to: babybunnies