Counterpoint: The US Should Withdraw its Military from Afghanistan

Cushman, C. Ames
June 2019
Points of View: Afghanistan;6/30/2019, p3
The article presents an argument against continued U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan. It is the author's opinion that the original objectives of the Afghan War on Terror have been met and that U.S. and coalition troops should be withdrawn from the nation. Particular focus is also given to the failures of centralized governments in the nation, concerns regarding fundamentalist Islam, and the role of the Taliban. Attempts to westernize Afghanistan are also discussed.


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