It's Time for U.S. To Leave Afghanistan
May 25, 2009
In announcing the decision to send Gen. Stanley McChrystal to assume command in Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates insisted the move was part of a new American strategy in the central Asian country.
Without really knowing what "new" means, Americans should still be pleased with the Obama administration's decision to break away from the dead-end policies of the Bush administration. Up to this point, the United States has repeated mistakes we made in Vietnam.
The article was published in Defense News, May 25, 2009.
Douglas Macgregor, a former U.S. Army colonel, is an analyst at the Center for Defense Information, Washington.