U.S. Troop Withdrawal: Robert Gates Confident That 'We'll Strike the Right Balance'

Defense Secretary Robert Gates told troops in Kandahar today he's confident the United States will "strike the right balance" on the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. "Nobody wants to give up the gains that have been won at such a hard cost, and nobody wants to give our allies the excuse to run for the exits," Gates told the troops at Forward Operating Base Walton in Kandahar. Gates said it was a "no-brainer" that combat troops should be the last to leave as he thanked them for their...Full Story
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