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Trump and Clinton will share a stage tonight but it's not a debate (technically)


It's possible to have both presidential candidates on the same stage in the same night without it being a presidential debate.

NBC will air the "Commander-in-Chief Forum" on Wednesday night, and both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will field questions about national security and veterans' issues.

So what's the twist? Only one of them will be on stage at a time.

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The host is Matt Lauer. Clinton opponents have cried foul, claiming Lauer is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, part of the Clinton Foundation. But NBC denied that, according to the National Review.

Trump and Clinton will share a stage tonight but it's not a debate (technically)

30 days to defeat ISIS

Trump said in a speech Tuesday that if he was elected, he would give the military one month to come up with a plan to defeat ISIS. Here's a clip of that speech.

I had to ask myself, 'What the hell does he think we've been trying to do for the last 14 years in terms of al Qaeda?'
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, CNN interview

On Tuesday, retired Army Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling blasted Trump's plan, calling it "sophomoric".

Meanwhile, 88 former military leaders signed a letter backing Trump on Tuesday, CNN reports. Earlier this summer, 50 security experts signed a pledge not to vote for Trump.

Donald Trump wants to end the defense sequester and boost military spending

The secret? There is 'no plan'

Clinton was similarly dismissive, saying on Tuesday, "He says he has a secret plan to defeat ISIS. But the secret is he has no plan."

Who do you trust more to handle national security issues?

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