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Afghanistan: 5,000 Troops are not Enough

The White House is dropping strong hints that the number of American troops in Afghanistan after 2014 may fall below 10,000, possibly even below 5,000. Unnamed White House officials suggested to the press that lower levels of U.S. support to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) will be sufficient to contain future Taliban threats.

Opinion: Thoughts on Today’s Armed Services Committee Hearing with Gen. Allen

Source: 
The Weekly Standard
Date Published: 
2012-03-20 00:00:00

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee today, General John Allen said the mission in Afghanistan remains on track, despite the infamous Quran burnings and last week’s civilian casualty incident.

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