. north korea called the wargames a rehearsal for an invasion. cheryl: jennifer griffin out of washington. the trump administration today retaliating against russia. announcing that's ordering the closing of three russian diplomatic facilities. conference san francisco into annexes in washington and new york. this comes one day before the russian government's deadline for 755 american diplomatic personnel to leave russia. we are coming right back with a lot more. stay with us. mike pence during the harvey devastation and meeting with storm victims. >> we will be here every day until this city and this state and this region rebuild that are the never before. cheryl: will discuss the trump administration's handling of the disaster with ed rollins. in los angeles voting to wipe columbus day off the calendar. has it gone too far? >> take that up and much more next. it's time to rethink what's possible. rethink the experience. rethink your allergy pills. flonase sensimist allergy relief uses unique mistpro technology and helps block 6 key inflammatory substances with a gentle mist.
jennifer griffin has more on the pentagon's pitch and the political reaction. >> reporter: gregg, defense secretary jim mattis made a surprise visit to iraq to shore up allies and promote the president's plan for afghanistan. >> i prefer not to go into the numbers right now. >> directed the chairman to put the plan together now. >> reporter: this, as the top u.s. commander for the middle east says the first new u.s. forces will arrive in afghanistan within days or weeks. >> america's enemies must never know our plans or believe they can wait us out. >> reporter: the president opted to keep u.s. troops in afghanistan for as long as it takes. adding this is conditioned based and not a blank check and this time there are no timetables for withdrawal. >> i will not say when we are going attack, but attack we will. >> reporter: the plan will rely on the state department. >> have the taliban understand you will not win a battlefield victory. we may not win one but neither will you. so at some point we have to come to the negotiating table and find a way to bring this to an end. >> repo
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