After a decade of trying to fight the “real” war to rid Afghanistan of the terrorists, it will likely become a stronghold for them once we are gone. It has already begun.
President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that he would issue a decree forbidding his military forces from turning to NATO or American forces to conduct airstrikes, and he condemned the use of torture on detainees by his security forces.[NY Times]
As our soldiers take down surveillance and early warning equipment, the Taliban attacks them. Some of our troop withdrawal is while under fire.
The Afghan security forces will not be able to hold back the terrorists.