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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Top Marine warns: U.S. can't 'simply pack up and go home' from Afghanistan -- By Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner

The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps is warning Washington that there “will be no peace dividend” from withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, and he's cautioning against a hasty retreat from the country the marines have secured in time for this weekend's presidential election.

“We can’t afford to simply pack up and go home,” said Gen. James F. Amos.

President Obama ordered the Pentagon to fully withdraw U.S. troops by the end of the year after outgoing President Hamid Karzai blocked a deal to keep a small U.S. force there. This week's presidential election could change that, should a pro-troop candidate emerge.

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