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REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail - An Afghan man feeds pigeons before morning prayers on Eid-al-Fitr outside the Shah-e Doh Shamshira mosque in Kabul July 28, 2014.

Testimony

The Case Against the 2016 Zero Option for Afghanistan

July 30, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Michael O'Hanlon presented the case to retain a modest U.S. presence in Afghanistan beyond 2016. He pointed out that "America has shown strategic patience in this conflict" and believes we should keep it up.

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