July 07, 2016
Just Kidding, We Aren’t Leaving Afghanistan
President Obama announced that he would slow down the planned withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, leaving 8,400 troops there at the end of the year, ~50% more than the 5,500 he promised. The decision comes after a resurgent Taliban flexed its muscles last summer and after critiques that his withdrawal from Iraq left a vacuum which ISIS exploited. At this rate, the UK will leave the EU before the US leaves Afghanistan.
Good Book: The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan
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