The New York Times reports today that senior officials within the Obama administration are pressing for an accelerated withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan.
Later this month, President Obama will decide the size and scope of the drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Americans may be tired of war, but war is not tired of us. Right now, we have the momentum against those enemies in Afghanistan. This is the time to press the fight.
North Waziristan hosts a blend of insurgents and terrorists operating against Pakistan and Afghanistan, with some also targeting the American homeland.
Last Saturday, May 7, dozens of heavily-armed Taliban fighters engaged Afghan security forces and brought Kandahar City’s urban center to a standstill for over 30 hours.
In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, 25 April, nearly 500 imprisoned insurgents escaped from Kandahar’s central prison through a 1,200 foot tunnel dug by the Taliban.
ISW and ROA hosted a discussion on the future of Afghanistan & what to expect in 2011. Panel: Dr. Kimberly Kagan, Peter Bergen, LTC Joel Rayburn and LTG James Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)
Securing Afghanistan is a vital requirement for American national security.