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If Top General Gets His Way, America’s “Longest War” Will Become Even Longer

If the highest ranking U.S. and NATO military commander in Afghanistan gets his way, America’s longest official war could become even more protracted.

Army General John Campbell said in a USA Today article published on Tuesday that he wants to keep the 9,800 American troops currently in Afghanistan there for as long as possible—and is considering asking for even more boots on the ground.

“My intent would be to keep as much as I could for as long as I could,” Campbell told the paper from Kabul.

“Every time I’ve gone to the president and said, ‘I need X,’ I’ve been very, very fortunate that he’s provided that.”

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