Should the United States continue to have a military presence in Afghanistan to support the legitimate Afghan government, or should the United States make a peace deal with the Taliban and withdraw from Afghanistan?
The US should withdraw, and let the Afghan people chart their own path. Odds are, since the government has very little legitimacy in the eyes of the people, that another entity, perhaps the Taliban, would come to power, having gained legitimacy through defending the motherland from imperialist occupation.
19 years is long enough. I think we should still have an air base there but only for strategic purposes.
Strategically it makes sense to maintain a military presence there; similar to what we have done in Germany, Japan and SOKO for over 60 years.
Serious question, what does a peace deal with the Taliban even look like?
No clue, that’s why I’m worried
I've never been clear on why exactly we were there in the first place, or why this was the 'good war' when compared to Iraq.
Try and make a deal to keep Terrorists bases out, and hope for the best, we been there way too long.
I’m undecided either way as of now. Though I wouldn’t want the US to be involved in a continual war with no end, but I also see how a peace deal might easily see a volitive situation become much worse very quickly. What’re your thoughts? I’m open to persuasion.
I too am undecided at this point. We have troops around the world working with our allies or acting as peacekeepers. We have already paid a dear price and if we just pull out was that all for naught?