You know what I am talking about. That curtain that we should always peek behind to find out what this administration really has up it’s sleeve! Seems our withdrawal from Afghanistan has a new rewrite which conveniently is only being found out about after the elections. One wonders how many more seats this might have cost the democrats had it been known before.
NY Times – In a Shift, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat
President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year.
Mr. Obama’s order allows American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, a broader mission than the president described to the public earlier this year, according to several administration, military and congressional officials with knowledge of the decision. The new authorization also allows American jets, bombers and drones to support Afghan troops on combat missions. More here.
5-27-14 “Today I’d like to update the American people on the way forward in Afghanistan, and how this year we will bring America’s longest war to a responsible end.”