This is more Adam’s turf, but one thing you need to know about the Pentagon is that the wargame everything and have so many people there it would be unsurprising if they have a plan for everything. Every now and then you see an alarming headline that says “Pentagon has a plan to attack Russia,” and a lot of people freak out and think that means there is an impending attack on Russia. Really, you should say to yourself, “Well, that kind of is their job” and realize they probably have about 200 different plans to attack Russia and in varying circumstances. Having said all that, this is still unsettling:
The Pentagon recently began drawing up plans for an abrupt withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan in case President Donald Trump surprises military leaders by ordering an immediate drawdown as he did in Syria, three current and former defense officials said.
The contingency planning is ongoing, the officials said, and includes the possibility that Trump orders all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan within weeks. Officials cautioned, however, that the planning is a precaution and there is currently no directive from the White House to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.
One of the officials called it “prudent planning.”
The Pentagon is doing contingency planning not because an enemy like Kim Jong whatever is nuts, but because OUR President is an unstable nutjob.