Not so long ago, when the question was war, the response on Capitol Hill was an automatic blank check.A largely compliant Congress, and presidents and politicians who were fearful of looking "weak on defense" or "unpatriotic," rubber-stamped massive military spending.Funny how 10 years, two $1 trill
President Obama is expected to soon make an announcement about withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The timeline isn’t clear. But the pressure is-the President’s initial deadline was July. Roughly 100,000 troops are currently serving in Afghanistan.
Attacks across Afghanistan killed at least 21 on Saturday, including police and soldiers, but mostly civilians.In one incident in the southern province of Kandahar, a remote-controlled bomb destroyed a minibus killing men, women and eight children.
Although several circumstances surrounding the war in Afghanistan are changing, it doesn't appear that overall U.S. strategy will change anytime soon.The July 2011 target President Obama set back in 2009 for beginning to draw down U.S.
There's close to a $1 trillion waiting to be unearthed beneath the rocky soil of Afghanistan. The massive deposits of iron, copper, gold and lithium could potentially turn the troubled nation's economy around."