by HatetheSwamp on August 20, 2021 3:47 am
The advantage in maintaining a military presence in Germany for about 80 years has nothing to do with Germany. It's been all about having troops and (and, it's Friday) effin weaponry next door to the USSR/Russia. I'm not hearing po or isle demanding we bring those troops home.
It's the same with Japan for 80 years and Korea for 70 years, only replace Russia with China.
With Vietnam, to remain there was unnecessary. We already had a military presence in that part of the world.
As far as Afghanistan is concerned, for 20 effin years, we had a huuuge amount of weaponry and as many boots on the ground as we needed in the most volatile part of the world today where Al Qaeda, ISIS, the Taliban and an uncountable number of jihadist groups are fermented and plotting evil against the non Muslim world.
The abandonment of our military advantage in Afghanistan is asinine. I objected when Trump announced it. And, now that Biden has bungled the withdrawal, we are probably in more danger from jihadists than we were post 9 11.