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Gen. Michael Hayden: Don't 'Wobble' on Afghanistan

12:28 PM, Aug 11, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden recently warned of the problems in President Obama's Afghanistan strategy. “We all knew it was a surge, and a surge doesn’t last ... but drawing them out in the middle of the fighting season isn’t looking at the calendar,” Hayden said, according to the Associated Press.  “As soon as we start to wobble, everybody in the neighborhood begins to misbehave. ... Troop size certainly matters, but what is real important is the commitment.”

The AP reports: 

The former director of the CIA and National Security Agency said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is pulling troops from Afghanistan a few months too early.

Retired Gen. Michael Hayden said it would be better to leave the troops in place until after the summer of 2012. That would keep the additional 20,000-plus troops in the country during the main “fighting season.”

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