The US' Pulling Out of Afghanistan by the End of 2014

3477 Words Feb 5th, 2018 14 Pages
Identify a current public policy issue/controversy in the news today
The most important issue in international polity in which the US is engaged is the war in Afghanistan. President Obama suggested pulling out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014. But the election made the issue more relevant with the President being questioned about it time and again. After his election and the assumption of office the President on 6th November, 2012 made it clear that America was not going to wage any war anywhere and he was ushering in a new era of peace. He emphatically announced that Afghanistan would find their own new democracy and all American troops would be pulled out, not only from Afghanistan but from all other trouble spots. This would be a relief to Americans, veterans and their family. It also would be a relief to the tax payer. Lastly it may change the way the world views America.
This policy has a lot of issues politically in the international arena. Importantly it would project America in a different light. On the other hand it may also be possible that with the US pulling out Afghanistan will again pass to the ultras, and usher in another bin-laden who may then unleash another wave of terrorism. Even if the Taliban does not act against the US, the threat will continue and a new system will have to come into force in dealing with the situation. In a long term perspective Obama's proposal will create chaos in future but…
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