Permanent Base in Afghanistan Proposal

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A leading GOP lawmaker on U.S. military policy says he wants American officials to consider establishing permanent military bases in Afghanistan.

Sen. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina says that having a few U.S. air bases in Afghanistan would be a benefit to the region and would give Afghan security forces an edge against the Taliban.

Graham tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that he wants to see the U.S. have "an enduring relationship" with Afghanistan to ensure that it never falls back into the hands of terrorists.

President Barack Obama plans to begin drawing down American forces in Afghanistan next year and hand over security to Afghan forces in 2014.

Obama has talked about an enduring presence in Afghanistan but not exactly what that would entail.


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  • by dianne cherry Location: madison fla on Jan 24, 2011 at 06:33 PM
    please bring our soilders home,their lifes isn't worth it.May God be with every family that has someone in Afghan....Bring our boys @ womans home soon.
  • by HIM Location: FLA on Jan 5, 2011 at 09:49 AM
    NOT NO BUT HELL NO GET OUR TROOPS HOME.
  • by Military Wife on Jan 3, 2011 at 08:47 AM
    NO NO NO NO NO NONO!!! GET THE HECK OUT !!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 2, 2011 at 06:33 PM
    We need to leave that place and understand what the Russians learned - no one will ever will any battles there. If there is any more $,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$ spent for nation building it should be here in the U.S.
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