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Trump / Afghanistan War / Address / A Discussion #1115049

CNN Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Joint Base Myers in Arlington, Virginia: Athena Jones) What President Trump will say in tonight's address about the war in Afghanistan with an emphasis on the Asian region, including Pakistan as well as Afghanistan, discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's retired Army Gen. Mark Hertling, Nick Paton Walsh, Peter Bergen, Jen Psaki, Jim Sciutto & former RNC chief of staff Mike Shields† about Afghanistan & the president's speech. [HERTLING, BERGEN, SCIUTTO, PSAKI, WALSH, SHIELDS - offer views on how this is a different time in Afghanistan, what the president has to explain about his Afghanistan & southeast Asia strategy, the past issues of surges & withdrawal dates under President Obama, past & additional troop numbers, the concern about a comprehensive strategy, the role of Pakistan in the region, the problems with Afghani security forces, how Trump inherited this situation & will lay out a plan for success....] Other material: [On CNN, Oct. 6, 2015, voice of Donald TRUMP - says we made a terrible mistake getting involved in the first place & it's a mess.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Jones, Athena

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