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Should the U.S. Leave Afghanistan Now?

by Bill Hayes

The New York Times’ Room for Debate lets various knowledgeable contributors discuss news events and other timely issues. One recent debate covered: Should the U.S. Leave Afghanistan Now?

More than two-thirds of Americans in a recent New York Times poll said the United States should not be at war in Afghanistan and even many Afghans are planning on leaving their country. With relations frayed by disturbing events like the village massacre tied to an Army sergeant, and riots set off by the burning of Korans by American forces, should the United States stick with its plan to keep troops in place until 2014, or should it withdraw as quickly as possible? [more]