Joshi believes that the former would not work — "why would more troops make a difference now when over 100,000 did not during the Obama surge?" — and that the latter may be closer to the president's heart. Withdrawal is "clearly the president's instinct," he said. "He clearly wants to wash his hands" of the war. The most [American generals] will be able to offer is to stop the bleeding, and that might not be enough for Trump," Joshi added. "He likes winning."