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Trump to Unveil Latest Strategy in Afghanistan in First Televised Address Since January

President Donald Trump will offer “a path forward for America’s engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia” as he addresses American Troops and the nation tonight on live television from Fort Myer, Virginia.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis confirmed to reporters that the president decided on a new strategy that some have speculated will increase the number of troops already present in Afghanistan. Mattis refrained from outlining the specifics of the new strategy as the Trump insisted on delivering the new plan himself.

The 16-year-old war has also lead to mass opium production. According to Forbes, Afghanistan now produces as much as 80 percent of the world’s opium which has caused approximately 127,000 deaths worldwide as of 2015.

According to the New York Times, several military leaders say the increase in personnel will help fight corruption and “reverse gains made by the Taliban and militant groups like the Islamic State’s Afghan affiliate, the Islamic State in Khorasan.”

This will be Trump’s first televised address since January, with the issue of troops in Afghanistan having been a point of contention for him since taking office. While Barack Obama was president, he advocated for a rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops in a tweet that stated, “We should have a speedy withdrawal. Why should we keep wasting our money — rebuild the U.S.!”

Today on Think Tank the panel discussed the president’s options and whether or not the mass production of opium will lead to a new drug war.

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Jason Whitlock: Here’s why black men & black Americans relate to Donald Trump

Black celebrities like Kanye West & Ice Cube aren't alone. In fact, sportswriter Jason Whitlock says it shouldn't be a surprise that more and more black men are supporting Donald Trump. He says that unlike President Obama, Trump actually "has a record" of helping black Americans. And, because he's an alpha male, Whitlock says the president's fearlessness is something black men relate to. Whitlock explains why Trump nearly convinced him to register to vote, and he describes how his long-time Democratic mother reacted when she experienced a softer side to the president.

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Megyn Kelly: Media coverage of President Trump is ‘DISGUSTING’

Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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2020 M1 VIRTUAL GALA: Watch the entire event here in case you missed it live

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Bill O’Reilly: 'Be cautioned' if you think Hunter Biden story is enough to nail Joe

Bill O'Reilly is back! He joins Glenn to discuss the second — and last — presidential debate of the campaign season and he comments on whether or not Trump did enough to convince the average, uninformed voter of Joe's blatant corruption overseas. O'Reilly explains the origin of the Democrat narrative on Russian interference, why moderator Kristen Welker tried to stay off the Ukraine topic, and whether or not he believes Joe will be taken down by stories that mostly center on his son, Hunter.