by catoinstitutevideo on Oct 6, 2011

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The United States executed its original mission in Afghanistan in the critical first months after the invasion: Cripple al Qaeda and remove the Taliban from power. Now that the United States has expanded its mission to a fragile-by-design strategy of nationbuilding, it's well past time for U.S. forces to leave. Cato Institute vice president for defense and foreign policy studies Christopher A. Preble, foreign policy analyst Malou Innocent and legal policy analyst David Rittgers comment on this dubious milestone.

Video produced by Caleb O. Brown and Austin Bragg.