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Nearly All Lawmakers at House Hearing Opposed Afghan Troop Drawdown


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“We have to show the strategic patience we need to face down a determined enemy.”“In my view, we should maintain our current troop level chiefly for its political value as bargaining leverage in the ongoing talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban,” said Stephen Biddle, professor at Columbia University and adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.“I think the U.S goal should be to continue to build political consensus in Afghanistan to support peace talks and at least to prevent the overthrow the Afghan government by the Taliban,” said Seth Jones, an expert with the Center for Strategic & International Studies thinktank.Only two lawmakers at the hearing expressed opposition to keeping U.S. forces in Afghanistan.On the Democrat side, it was House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), who raised questions about the costs and effectiveness of having U.S. troops in the country, although he stopped short of making any definitive statements.“Outside forces are not going to bring peace to Afghanistan.

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