Elizabeth Esty on War & Peace
With the removal of Osama bin Laden, it is time to reexamine our objectives and timetables in Afghanistan. The last 10 years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have proved very costly in dollars and in lives. It is time to speed up the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan, while still maintaining quick-strike, mobile forces in the region. At the same time, we must pressure the Afghan government to root out corruption, as well as step up efforts to protect human rights, particularly those of women and girls. We must not lose the tremendous progress that has been made in educating women in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the region. It is also vitally important that we continue to bring our troops home from Iraq and conclude our mission there.
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