End the war, not just the surge
I am happy to see that U.S. troops are starting to move out of Afghanistan, but the pace is too slow.
Nine years after the 2001 invasion there are 250,000 foreign forces in Afghanistan. 100,000 U.S. troops, 50,000 NATO troops and 100,000 Pentagon paid contractors. It is a high water mark that should never be approached again.
Last year Afghanistan experienced the largest number of civilian casualties since the war began.