Monday, April 14, 2014

Fred Kagan: Obama Flirts With Losing the 'Must Win' War -- Withdrawal from Afghanistan will be a defeat for America and a victory for al Qaeda. --- The Soviet-installed government of Najibullah fell three years after the last Soviet soldier left Afghanistan—and mere months after the Soviets stopped supporting it financially. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki moved against his Sunni political opponents within 24 hours of the departure of the last American soldier, starting to set the conditions for the loss of all the gains purchased with much American and Iraqi blood. Yet Washington is full of leaks that the Obama administration is planning to end America's military presence in Afghanistan in 2016. And Congress has already slashed U.S. financial assistance to... - More, Frederick W. Kagan, Wall Street Journal


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