From “The Pace of Leaving Afghanistan,” NYT Editorial:
A “steady pace” should mean withdrawing all combat forces on a schedule dictated only by the security of the troops. That should start now and should not take more than a year. We strongly supported the war in Afghanistan following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but after more than a decade of fighting and a cost upward of $500 billion it is time for a safe and orderly departure.
More than 2,000 American military personnel have died in this war, and many thousands more have been maimed. There is no reason to delay the troops’ return home by another year.
This is something most Americans agree on, whatever their political affiliation.