February 3, 2013

What's the Afghanistan Mission?

Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times

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The debate shouldn't be about how fast we withdraw troops or how many will stay. We should ask what we hope to accomplish and how we can do it.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, Chuck Hagel, United States, Afghanistan


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