posted on Mar, 12 2021 @ 10:00 PM
Isn't it time for the US to get out of Afghanistan?
Whatever the original goal was it has either been accomplished or we will never accomplish it, no matter how many troops or money we throw at it.
That said am I missing or discounting the importance of something, like the poppy fields or the Russian pipeline etc. Otherwise is surely seems to me
this is purely on the MIC and the Democrats. They do make strange bedfellows...
What say you ATSer's especially interested in our members of the military thoughts
The United States appears poised to extend its troop presence in Afghanistan beyond a May 1 deadline agreed to last year with the Taliban, as it races
to secure an interim peace deal that could end America’s longest war and allow President Biden to move toward an elusive foreign policy goal.
Deliberations about the fate of the 2,500 U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan grow increasingly urgent as the administration approaches the
deadline. The Trump administration in February 2020 agreed to the May withdrawal following negotiations with the Taliban.
While the Biden administration cautions that no decision has been made on extending the troop presence, officials and experts point to several signs
that the administration is likely to postpone a full withdrawal — potentially with Taliban acquiescence — to buy more time to advance a
power-sharing proposal they hope can break an impasse in talks between the militants and the Afghan government.
edit on 12-3-2021 by putnam6
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