Trump persuaded against military action against Iran

According to a new report, President Trump's advisers talked him out of a military strike last week as military leaders expect new orders to withdraw thousands of troops.
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you, George. We turn to the new report this morning that president trump considered a military strike against Iran during a meeting just last week. Chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz joins us with the latest. Good morning, Martha. Reporter: Good morning, there's been concern inside and outside the Pentagon for weeks that president trump would order a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, especially after he fired the secretary of defense and several others in key positions replacing most of them with ardent trump supporters and this morning, sources confirm to ABC that trump asked his top national security advisers what options were available to take out those nuclear sites, but trump was talked out of military action with those top aides warningim it could lead to a bigger conflict, but tension over trump's intentions in these last few months remains, robin. I can imagine, so what is it we're hearing about the withdrawal of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan? Reporter: Well, it will not be a total drawdown as trump said he wanted but it is substantial especially in Afghanistan, reducing troops there from 4500 to 2500 by nato warning today that the price for leaving Afghanistan too soon could be high and Mitch Mcconnell even saying that a rapid drawdown could be dangerous but, robin, a reminder our troops have now entered the 20th year in Afghanistan. 20 years, always hard to believe. Reporter: It is. Thank you, Martha.

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