My view on this is very clear. What we are doing now is very difficult and very costly. But if we were to walk away, we would pay a much higher cost, and soon. Terrorists in Afghanistan, and attacking from Afghanistan. Profound instability in Pakistan, and in Central Asia. Extremists from around the world emboldened. This is simply not a future we can allow to happen. (photo: SACT/USJFCOM)
From NATO: we must stay in Afghanistan as long as necessary, and we will stay as long as necessary. Let no one think that a run for the exits is an option. It is not.