U.S. Army Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade, Task Force Blackhawk, search travelers at a check point outside Combat Outpost Yosef Khel in Afghanistan in 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th MPAD)
Trump demands Afghan withdrawal and Washington panics. But it’s time to leave, now.

No serious person believes that the war is winnable in any meaningful sense, and staying at this point is counterproductive.

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