Regional Command South

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.

VIDEO- Afghanistan in 2011 & Beyond: Counterinsurgency, Transition & Drawdown at The Newseum

Please join ISW, Senators McCain & Lieberman and General Keane for this important discussion on the U.S. role in Afghanistan, the future of the country, and what to expect this year and beyond.

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