A blog providing news, analysis, insight, and commentary on the war in Afghanistan.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
McChrystal: Afghanistan Needs a Continued US Presence
Retired General Stan McChrystal says that Afghanistan needs a continued United States military presence to provide a degree of confidence that the west will not walk away entirely as we did in 1989. He points to the resurgence of al Qaeda in Iraq as a possible outcome in Afghanistan if we adopt the 'zero option'. Read more in "Iraq repeat: US pullout in Afghanistan?", DEFCON Hill Blog, February 21, 2014.