Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Bergen: Stay in Afghanistan
Peter Bergen, a CNN National Security Analyst, has penned an opinion piece entitled "Why U.S. needs to stay in Afghanistan", CNN, January 5, 2015. He states that President Obama's policy of withdrawing by the end of 2016 may make good politics in the short-term but if Afghanistan slips backward (as did Iraq) then it could hurt the Democratic party over the long-term. He believes a small advisory contingent - heavy with Special Forces is needed to ensure Afghanistan continues to make progress.