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U.S. Should Preserve Gains and Prevent Further Bloodshed
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U.S. Should Preserve Gains and Prevent Further Bloodshed

Caroline Wadhams argues that the United States should continue withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and ensure, to the extent possible, a peaceful and sustainable transition to Afghan lead.

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  • Caroline Wadhams

Over the next year, the United States should continue to reduce its troop presence in Afghanistan and realign its military and financial investments to more sustainable levels. Current American security interests in Afghanistan are real but indirect, and can be served best through a more limited presence of military advisers and covert special operators.

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Caroline Wadhams

Senior Fellow