From NPR: ‘U.S Troops Fill NATO Training Gaps In Afghanistan’

Full piece here.

We need to send more troops to Afghanistan because:

“The contingent is needed because other NATO countries still haven’t fulfilled their pledges to send their own troops to train the Afghan army and police.”

In order for us to engage the locals, push back the Taliban, and strengthen the central government to help meet basic security needs and some level of basic service soon afterwards, we need European and international support, military, political and moral.

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