President Barack Obama announced massive troop cut in
at the joint press conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on January 11.
Is this strategy right? See the following two videos. Afghanistan
In terms of military strategy, Frederick Kagan, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, comments that sufficient number of frontline bases are indispensable for helicopter operations in remote areas. If troops are cut substantially, those bases will be concentrated on
, which makes it difficult
to attack terrorist bases in the Af-Pak border area. Kabul
Senator John McCain criticized that President Barack Obama’s decision overruled advises from the army as in the case of
an interview with CBS News on January 13. Such disengagement will be
interpreted as the weakness and reluctance of the Iraq in the War on Terror.
This would ultimately pose negative impacts to United States national security. US
Both politically and militarily, Obama’s post 2014 strategy needs to be reconsidered.