30 Apr '17, 10am

COMMENTARY: More U.S. troops might turn the tide of war in Afghanistan

Editor's note: The following is an opinion piece. The writer is not employed by Military Times, and the views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Military Times or its editorial staff. Though ISIS has failed to control big chunks of land in Afghanistan, the terror group continues to be a potent threat. It is continuously trying to gain a foothold in the area while launching deadly, destabilizing attacks in Kabul. America launched its war in Afghanistan in October 2001 with the goal of ensuring the region was never again used as a haven for terrorism. Today, that mission is more vital than ever. With ISIS operating in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, and 20 of the 98 U.S.-designated terrorist groups operating nearby in Pakistan, America's role in the region is crucial. Afghanistan and the U.S.need to continue to persevere and stand against the terrorist g...

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