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The Afghan troop extension

As I said yesterday, I think President Obama made the right move yesterday.

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As I said yesterday, I think President Obama made the right move yesterday. I’ve actually been hearing from Special Ops troops that they thought a light footprint was the way to go. I wish one of them would write that up.

That said, my heart doesn’t leap with joy to think that we likely will have troops in Afghanistan in 2019. Just think — kids born after 9/11 will begin to serve there.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. @tomricks1

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