Michael Waltz Op-Ed: 5 Reasons Obama’s Afghan Withdrawal Delay is Necessary But Not Sufficient

15 October 2015

By Michael G. Waltz

The situation in Afghanistan remains precarious. The Taliban are contesting Kunduz and holding more rural ground than they have since 2001; ISIS is threatening Jalalabad in the east. The unity government is paralyzed and the Afghan National Security Forces are taking unsustainable casualties. For many of us still heavily engaged in the country, President Obama’s decision to halt the long-planned U.S. withdrawal is welcome and necessary, but not sufficient. Here are some reasons why… [read article at Defense One]