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    Trump Backs Generals' Plan to Stop Russia's Peace Push in Afghan War

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by international lawyer Christopher Black, and anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan.

    Donald Trump delivered his big speech on Afghanistan last night, giving his endorsement and signalling an escalation in the longest war in US history.

    Trump heads to Phoenix this evening for a campaign-style rally despite wide opposition to his administration in the city, including the city's mayor and even the state's two Republicans senators. Paul Street, a journalist, historian and author, joins Brian.

    The so-called Islamic State is on the defensive from the border of Lebanon to Iraq as their territory vastly diminishes. Meanwhile, US airstrikes continue to claim large numbers of civilian lives. Researcher Jana Nakhal and former CIA analyst turned whistleblower John Kiriakou join the show.

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