That's the message I'm hearing from President Obama. We'll start leaving in 18 months, after really doing our best. A new, intelligent strategy, many more resources, and a close-in expiration date.
Is there anyone here who actually expected that the US would leave Afghanistan that soon?
This whole debate is being framed as "the troop increase". Why not as "the end of the war?"
Considering the actual and political realities around Afghanistan, war, wars, America, etc, could this be an actually-workable resolution to a gigantic, terrible no-win situation?
What do you think? How would you get us out of this war?