Afghanistan: Dim Outlook & Low Approval
2:45 PM, Dec 31, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
A recent intelligence report on the future of Afghanistan, as outside support (from the U.S., largely and other NATA nations at the margins) is slowly withdrawn, is not encouraging. As reported in a Washington Post article by Ernesto Londoño, Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller, the report:
On the home front, meanwhile, the war has lost support so dramatically that, as Mario Trujillo of The Hill reports, a:
The poll also showed majority support for:
Afghanistan, once “the war of necessity,” appears to have been orphaned. The leadership in Washington has lost interest and the people have learned to recognize the shape of futility.
There are, however, still almost 50,000 American troops, fighting and dying, in the nation’s longest war.
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