Gates: Mistake To Set Afghan Withdrawal Timelines

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is pushing back against liberal calls for withdrawal timelines from Afghanistan, saying it's a ...

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    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says it's a mistake to set a deadline to end American military action, as some liberals have sought, and that a defeat would be disastrous for the U.S. In a stern warning to critics of a continued troop presence ...
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  • Gates: Setting Afghan Withdrawal Deadlines, Exit Strategies Would Be a Mistake
    WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates says it's a mistake to set a deadline to end American military action ... Mike Mullen also has endorsed more troops, telling Congress this month Afghan forces are not ready to fight the insurgency and protect ...
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  • Gates: Setting Afghan Withdrawal Date Would Be 'Strategic Mistake'
    WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates pushed back against calls by Congress for the administration to set a timeline for withdrawing ... In two television interviews, Mr. Gates argued that the Afghan war was vital to U.S. national security.
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