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Old 07-17-2009   #15
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Default Why do we still need to be there?

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Originally Posted by George L. Singleton View Post
(taken from) A friend who is a retired PhD (university professor) here in the South where we all live asked me the other day what are the reasons we are in Afghanistan; why do we still need to be there; and also he asked, his view, why don't we just pull out and declare victory?
George,

SWC have debated this question before, in various threads and posts, often returning to the comparison between the Taliban can wait and we have not got the patience for staying long enough. Hopeflly the new thread: http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/...ead.php?t=7832 drawing upon David Kilcullen helps to give an answer.

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