If Eisenhower could accept a stalemate in Korea and Nixon could sign a deal with Vietnam that allowed American forces to extricate themselves, Obama can move the troops out of Afghanistan much faster than on the timeline of December 2014.
With bin Laden dead and al Qaeda largely gone from Afghanistan, I believe it is long past time to bring our troops home. On this 10th anniversary, I offer 10 reasons we should end the war in Afghanistan.
Practically speaking, the answer to when the Afghan War will be over is: just this side of never. As with any clever time traveler, every date that's set always contains a verbal escape hatch into the future.