The exit from Afghanistan is underway, but the debate continues over whether it’s moving too slowly, too quickly, or just about right. President Obama has charted a responsible path to ending our combat role in Afghanistan while maintaining our ability to eliminate future threats. Why?
In our newest digest, we explain:
- Why the President’s transition plan is ending the combat mission as quickly as is logistically possible;
- Why a faster withdrawal timeline could imperil U.S. security interests;
- Why making our objective a Taliban surrender could extend the U.S. combat mission by decades; and
- How the current plan and security agreement provides for U.S. security interests going forward.