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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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Bill O'Reilly: How corrupt media twisted Joe Biden Ukraine scandal onto Trump

Bill O'Reilly gives his take on whether or not President Trump DID promise or threaten the President of Ukraine for dirt on Joe Biden, and whether or not the action is grounds for impeachment. But O'Reilly explains that either way, the media has demonstrated its corruptness yet again by manipulating the story away from a scandal for Joe and Hunter, and towards a potential, rumored wrongdoing by Donald Trump.

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The Fed, banks printing money to 'prevent' trouble: Recession WILL come soon

Glenn discusses the current state of the economy with author of "Zero Hour," Harry Dent. He says the federal reserve is still funding big banks daily to increase their excess reserve, signaling that something is wrong with the system. Dent says the banks printed money back in the 1930s to climb out of the Great Depression, which only created an aftershock that was even worse. Banks and the Fed are doing the same thing today, so will the coming economic crisis be worse than the 2008 recession? Economist Dent says it's possible, and that it could come as early as 2020.

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Lessons from Bill and Monica: Trump, Biden, Obama, Ukraine, and corruption

Glenn says there's an important lesson we can all learn looking back on the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal: corruption should matter, no matter which political party is to blame. So why are Democrats and the media trying desperately to shame President Trump for alleged corrupt action, but ignoring Joe Biden's clear intention to help his son, Hunter, profit through foreign policy in the Ukraine? How do we fix such a double standard?