March 14, 2015

LTE: Why We Need to Keep Forces in Afghanistan

By Michele Flournoy

Your March 9 editorial “No Cause to Delay the Afghan Pullout” ignores the compelling logic of a broad, bipartisan consensus in the national security community and Congress: that a full United States military withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2016 will unnecessarily squander hard-won gains of the last 13 years and fall short of what is necessary to protect our security in the future.

Read the full letter-to-the-editor in The New York Times. (subscription required)