US Military Leadership, Politicians Split Over Afghan Pull Out


As Washington contemplates how swiftly to withdraw forces from embattled Afghanistan, military leadership and politicians are split over the matter. President Obama is getting ready to deliver a major speech on this issue on Wednesday. Many US lawmakers and most of the public are simply tired of the 10-year war, and some within the media are saying that the recent killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden justifies a quick pullout. However, military and defense analysts argue that this wouldn’t be wise- though Al-Qaeda has been severely weakend, it still has the capability to launch attacks on the West.


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