How to Safeguard Afghan Progress

In The Wall Street Journal, AHS advisor Max Boot explains why a follow-on force of no fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops is essential:

"It would be extremely foolish to risk allowing Afghanistan to return to its chaotic pre-9/11 state over a mere matter of 5,000 troops. If Mr. Obama wants a foreign-policy victory in his second term, he will need to puncture this misbegotten trial balloon."