U.S. should extricate, not escalate, Afghanistan presence

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Paul Kawika Martin

America's longest war isn't getting any younger.  With its 15-year anniversary five months behind us, there's no telling when the Afghanistan war might end. But if our time there has taught us anything, it's that sending thousands more American troops into the fray would only prolong it further. Yet, with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis preparing a recommendation on the path forward in Afghanistan, the administration may be considering just that.

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