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U.S. Wants End to Afghan Combat Mission in 2013

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The United States and NATO want to end their combat mission in Afghanistan next year, transitioning primarily to a training role in which Afghan security forces will take the lead, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday

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. (0)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 3:33 pm
Nothing will come of this by us staying one more year. The mentality of these people are so ingrained, there is little to no hope for anything positive to come from us staying.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 4:13 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing.

Sue H (7)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 4:39 pm
Very good, Bring Our Troops Home!

pam w (139)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 9:19 pm
Once again...the President is keeping his promises with a gradual and well-planned mission completion. Let's hear what the Obstructionists will complain about.

Rose B (141)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 12:17 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 4:32 am

patricia l (317)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 6:53 am
I only wish they had announced they were bringing our troops home this year instead.

Kate A (10)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 9:12 am
Bring our troops home NOW

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 9:29 am

Elizabeth Goldstone (46)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 11:04 am
GOOD NEWS!!! I HOPE they comeback home next year !!

Gillian M (218)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 2:46 pm
We always knew that we were not going to stay in Afghanistan as we would be unable to beat the Taliban. Russia failed so why would we succeed. All that happens is that the Taliban will take back everything and it will go back to a series of tribes fighting each other and depressing women.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 2:59 pm
thanks for sharing cal!

Carlene V (202)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 3:15 pm
We need out of there ASAP, it does no good to stay, nothing will change and as soon as we leave the Taliban will move right in. Our service people should be home and I wish it was sooner than next year.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 6:37 pm
Glad to see end to war, but, am SO WORRIED about the children and women, especially GIRLS...

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 7:44 pm
just bring our troops home, and please keep us out of any more wars. Just give peace a chance.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 11:19 pm
Afghanistan was a mess when the troops went in. It's mess now. And, while I certainly understand the wish to bring troops home, I truly fear for the mess that will follow their departure.

I fear for the people of Afghanistan and echo Yvette's concerns for the women and children. I know they're having a taste of other possibilities right now and will long for those possibilities to continue, but how will they fare against the Inevitable return of the Taliban? I hope I'm wrong, but I find the situation very concerning.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 11:28 pm

Terri H (416)
Friday February 3, 2012, 9:35 pm
These troops should have left Afghanistan the same time the troops left Iraq. This war has gone on TOO LONG. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!!

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday February 11, 2012, 6:30 am
Okay! Good luck with that! Thanks for posting Cal!
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