America Cannot Afford an Endless War in Afghanistan
By Jim McGovern and John Isaacs
President Obama never wanted an endless war in Afghanistan, but that is exactly what America is currently facing.
Just last week, the Washington Post reported that “Top U.S. military commanders… are now quietly talking about an American commitment that could keep thousands of troops in the country for decades.”
President Obama previously promised to have American troops out of Afghanistan by the time he left office, but last October he announced that the U.S. will keep close to 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through most of 2016 and retain 5,500 soldiers there by the time he leaves office. Now, keeping substantial numbers of U.S. troops in Afghanistan indefinitely is on the table.