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Haley: Trump ‘listened to his generals’ before deciding on Afghan plan

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyGraham says SC people of color can go anywhere in the state but 'need to be conservative, not liberal' 'The soul' versus 'law and order' Author Ryan Girdusky: RNC worked best when highlighting 'regular people' as opposed to 'standard Republicans' MORE said Tuesday that President Trump listened to his generals before deciding on his strategy on Afghanistan. 

"It works when the president speaks up and says this is what we're going to do. We're going to stomp out terrorism, and he follows through with it," Haley said.

"What you saw was he listened to his generals. He saw what they were saying. But he also talked about the path forward, and I think he came out with a very strong speech last night."

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Haley said she thinks the president's speech was "strong" and showed the U.S. is taking "an entirely new approach."

"I think what you saw last night was something the president believes in and something that he's going to follow through with," Haley said.

Trump announced on Monday that he will not pull U.S. troops out from Afghanistan.
 
He said a rapid exit from the country would leave a major power vacuum that would turn Afghanistan into a new safe haven for terrorists.
 
His “original instinct was to pull out,” he said, but added that the calculation is different “when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office."
 
“The American people are weary of war without victory. I share the American people’s frustration,” Trump said, adding, “In the end, we will fight and we will win.”