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Untold Number of U.S. Troops to Remain in Afghanistan Beyond 2014

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Everyone was told the war was  going to end in 2014. You were told this was your last deployment to Afghanistan. You were told a lot of things, now your being told that even after 2014, we will have warriors in harm’s way. My thought, if the war is over all of a sudden in 2014 by some “magical reason”, why wouldn’t we bring all the troops home? If it’s not over, why are leaving a small footprint to remain compounded with the sequestration, it doesn’t sound like a lot of fun…..or very safe. However, we brought all of the troops out of Iraq right? Ya, they are out of Iraq and they all moved  back into Kuwait, sitting waiting in case they have to go back. I can see this happening in Afghanistan, they will be out of Helmond but we will really be out of Afghanistan? Doesn’t sound like it.

Time for a C-Gar

Speaking on Feb. 22, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said a portion of the 66,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will be withdrawn this spring, leaving 32,000 through April of 2014 and an unknown number who will remain beyond 2014.

The force of 32,000 gives Afghan officials time to hold their presidential elections. "Once those elections are completed," Panetta said "we will then begin the final drawdown."

The Obama admin is currently talking with U.S. allies in Europe to decide how many troops will stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014. Pentagon press secretary George Little said a force of "8,000 to 12,000 has been discussed," but no decision has been made.  -

See more at: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/02/23/An-Untold-Number-of-U-S-Troops-To-Remain-In-Afghanistan-Beyond-2014#sthash.tmcY4dnX.dpuf

Panetta spoke highly of the Afghan military and police forces: "There is a strong consensus that our mission is succeeding... on the ground because of the growing role and capabilities all of us have seen in the Afghan national security forces."

The Obama admin is currently talking with U.S. allies in Europe to decide how many troops will stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014. Pentagon press secretary George Little said a force of "8,000 to 12,000 has been discussed," but no decision has been made. 

- See more at: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/02/23/An-Untold-Number-of-U-S-Troops-To-Remain-In-Afghanistan-Beyond-2014#sthash.tmcY4dnX.dpuf

The force of 32,000 gives Afghan officials time to hold their presidential elections. "Once those elections are completed," Panetta said "we will then begin the final drawdown."

Panetta spoke highly of the Afghan military and police forces: "There is a strong consensus that our mission is succeeding... on the ground because of the growing role and capabilities all of us have seen in the Afghan national security forces."

The Obama admin is currently talking with U.S. allies in Europe to decide how many troops will stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014. Pentagon press secretary George Little said a force of "8,000 to 12,000 has been discussed," but no decision has been made. 

- See more at: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/02/23/An-Untold-Number-of-U-S-Troops-To-Remain-In-Afghanistan-Beyond-2014#sthash.tmcY4dnX.dpuf

Speaking on Feb. 22, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said a portion of the 66,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will be withdrawn this spring, leaving 32,000 through April of 2014 and an unknown number who will remain beyond 2014.

The force of 32,000 gives Afghan officials time to hold their presidential elections. "Once those elections are completed," Panetta said "we will then begin the final drawdown."

Panetta spoke highly of the Afghan military and police forces: "There is a strong consensus that our mission is succeeding... on the ground because of the growing role and capabilities all of us have seen in the Afghan national security forces."

The Obama admin is currently talking with U.S. allies in Europe to decide how many troops will stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014. Pentagon press secretary George Little said a force of "8,000 to 12,000 has been discussed," but no decision has been made. 

- See more at: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/02/23/An-Untold-Number-of-U-S-Troops-To-Remain-In-Afghanistan-Beyond-2014#sthash.tmcY4dnX.dpuf

Speaking on Feb. 22, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said a portion of the 66,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will be withdrawn this spring, leaving 32,000 through April of 2014 and an unknown number who will remain beyond 2014.

The force of 32,000 gives Afghan officials time to hold their presidential elections. "Once those elections are completed," Panetta said "we will then begin the final drawdown."

Panetta spoke highly of the Afghan military and police forces: "There is a strong consensus that our mission is succeeding... on the ground because of the growing role and capabilities all of us have seen in the Afghan national security forces."

The Obama admin is currently talking with U.S. allies in Europe to decide how many troops will stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014. Pentagon press secretary George Little said a force of "8,000 to 12,000 has been discussed," but no decision has been made. 

- See more at: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/02/23/An-Untold-Number-of-U-S-Troops-To-Remain-In-Afghanistan-Beyond-2014#sthash.tmcY4dnX.dpuf

Comments

MINDY1

I hope one day we will not be needed in that part of the world.

Mike P

If we turn that part of the world into a giant parking lot, then we won't be needed. Semper Fi.

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