Bolduc: Withdraw troops as Trump administration scheduled. The Afghanistan Study Group is wrong.

Do not change the course established by the Trump administration for withdrawing U.S. service members from Afghanistan.

I could not disagree more with the congressionally appointed Afghanistan Study Group that recommended reversing on the withdrawal from Afghanistan. The panel just made the military industrial complex very happy and covered the butts of Congress, many generals and officers and senior federal civilians for making nearly 20 years of bad decisions.

To the “think tank” experts, pundits and members of Congress, senior civilian and senior military officers who say, oh, our withdrawal from Afghanistan will make America more dangerous and susceptible to terrorist attack, I say, there are no credible assessments that support this conclusion.

We need a regional focus that gets us out of the “muddle through” strategy in Afghanistan that has tied us down to one country for two decades.

For quite some time now, the filling of body bags and hospital beds has not been justified, and nobody is being held accountable for that.

Read the full column at USA Today.

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