October 23, 2012 • 2:04 am
The PEW foundation reports that it’s polling research demonstrates that an overwhelming majority of Americans support the immediate removal of troops from Afghanistan … The Romney campaign insists on building the military in antiquated ways that do not match today’s modern military and geopolitical needs.
According to PEW:
“Six-in-ten Americans (60%) say U.S. troops should be removed from Afghanistan as soon as possible, unchanged from the percentage that said this in April. Just 35% currently say troops should remain in the …”
More via Daily Number: Majority Support Quick Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan – Pew Research Center.
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President Obama and leaders of America’s NATO allies on Monday agreed to end their lead role in the decade-long war in Afghanistan next summer, saying it is time for the Afghan people to take …
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Public support for maintaining U.S. forces in Afghanistan has reached a new low. And as the general election campaign begins, swing voters, by nearly two-to-one, favor removing U.S. troops from Afghanistan as soon as possible.
Nearly two-thirds (65%) of voters who say they are certain to support Barack Obama in the general election favor a rapid U.S. troop withdrawal. But support for a troop pullout is nearly as extensive (59%) among swing voters — those who are either undecided in their general election preferences, lean toward a candidate or say they may still change their minds. Swing voters make up nearly a quarter (23%) of all registered voters.
MORE via Most Swing Voters Favor Afghan Troop Withdrawal | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
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February 17, 2012 • 5:37 am
Earlier this week, the New York Times’ Scott Shane published a bombshell piece about Lt. Colonel Daniel Davis, a 17-year Army veteran recently returned from a second tour in …
MORE via The Afghanistan Report the Pentagon Doesn’t Want You to Read | Michael Hastings | Rolling Stone.
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January 12, 2012 • 4:43 pm
Over the last year, Marc Grossman, a veteran but low-key diplomat, led a small team of American officials who met secretly from Doha, Qatar, to Munich with a shadowy representative …
MORE via Against Odds, Path Opens Up for U.S.-Taliban Talks – NYTimes.com.
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