The Obama administration is considering the possibility of removing all U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the NATO combat mission officially finishes at the end of 2014, White House officials said Tuesday.
The comments by Ben Rhodes, the White House's deputy national security adviser, come as the Pentagon and White House mull over the number of troops that could be left in Afghanistan after 2014 to fight insurgents and train Afghan security forces.FULL STORY
In the long run.....It's probably for the best. The Afghans have to assimilate into the modern 21st century world on their own terms or perish.
Good. It is high time Afghanistan stands on its own.
@banasy,I'd like the same for Isreal,tired of giving foriegn aid to these countries when you get nothing but grief in return.. The Afghanistan president wouldn't know how to behave if on their own if we just pulled out like Russia did in the "80s leaving them no foriegn aid..Netanyahu and this president should see how it feels and America better start taking care of its own house before helping others,its the right thing to do!!
that time table is toooooooo long...
This was one of Pr.Obama's pledges. Should have materialized much earlier. let us see what the Party of war has to say about it.
Way to long is correct! WHY not 2013? Personally, Once we do leave, I expect things to return to "normal", which is for these "people" to continue to kill each other, maybe even on a higher scale! It is their history, culture, and breeding, and they DO NOT want to live by modern day standards and principals.
Yep i agree @ ronvan, and if they havent been trained by now they never will be. In any case its not our problem. You cant help someone who doesnt want to be helped!
The NATO mission is set to end in 2014; he is choosing not to extend the time the US spends there training Afghan's soldiers.
I hope he doesn't change his mind.
2 more years? Come on Obama, bring our people home now!!!!