Col. Jacobs on Afghanistan plan

WASHINGTON – It seemed like it had been settled years ago – the United States would withdraw all military forces from Afghanistan in 2014. Now reports have surfaced of a deal that would change that, and a retired Army colonel is skeptical that such a move would improve the situation.
NBC News reports that an agreement, which has not yet been signed or finalized, would keep U.S. military posts in Afghanistan for years and commit billions of dollars to the country’s security forces.
Retired Col. Jack Jacobs told WTOP’s Mike Moss and Bruce Alan in an interview Wednesday that he’s not surprised.
Without an American military presence, Jacobs says, Afghanistan will “dissolve into its component pieces; the Taliban will pop up again; there’s a lot of internal conflict and corruption. …
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