The Christian Science Monitor features a recently released report by Zalmay Khalilzad Chair on Afghanistan and Resident Senior Fellow James B. Cunningham, also a former US Ambassador to Afghanistan, arguing for US-led forces in Afghanistan to be kept around their current levels:

Published by an international affairs think tank called the Atlantic Council, the paper states that “US and NATO force levels and presence around the country, as well as intelligence assets, should be maintained at or close to present levels.”

The paper was principally authored by James B. Cunningham, former ambassador to Afghanistan, who emphasizes the need to keep supporting Afghan forces, as well as allowing the next US president “as much flexibility as possible.”

Read the full article here.