Why U.S. Troops Must Stay in Afghanistan
President Obama has so far exercised his presidential prerogative in half-hearted ways that have made it impossible to make more lasting gains in Afghanistan. If he does not show more resolution now by announcing that he is going to keep our troops past 2016 (and preferably even increase their numbers), Afghanistan will be considerably worse off by the time he leaves office than it is now, the world will be a more dangerous place, and American credibility will be even more tattered than it is today.
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