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Endless Afghanistan? US-Afghan agreement would keep troops in place and funds flowing
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Endless Afghanistan? US-Afghan agreement would keep troops in place and funds flowing, perhaps indefinitely

By Richard Engel, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent

KABUL – While many Americans have been led to believe the war in Afghanistan will soon be over, a draft of a key US-Afghan security deal obtained by NBC News shows the United States is prepared to maintain military outposts in Afghanistan for many years to come, and pay to support hundreds of thousands of Afghan security forces.

The wide-ranging document, still unsigned by the United States and Afghanistan, has the potential to commit thousands of American troops to Afghanistan and spend billions of US taxpayer dollars.

The document outlines what appears to be the start of a new, open-ended military commitment in Afghanistan in the name of training and continuing to fight al-Qaeda. The war in Afghanistan doesn’t seem to be ending, but renewed under new, scaled-down US-Afghan terms.
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Hopefully the agreement will collapse, just like the one for Iraq.

We don't need to be Team America-World Police.
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Yeah, leaving them on their own worked so well for us last time.
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Hey, we're still in Germany, Italy, Okinawa, South Korea, and the damn yankees are still down south......... Tongue
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Dave;126506 Wrote:Yeah, leaving them on their own worked so well for us last time.

Which is why bombing the crap out of them and then leaving is the method of choice. And less expensive.

Occupation and engaging in "nation building" is not.
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MrPeanut;126576 Wrote:Which is why bombing the crap out of them and then leaving is the method of choice. And less expensive.

Occupation and engaging in "nation building" is not.

Not so sure about that. First of all one needs to be there to understand who's crap to bomb. But more importantly, if we were better engaged after the Russians left our history would be drastically different.

Of course, no easy answers here.
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