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Commentary: America's costly and futile war

"America would be more secure and stronger economically if we recognized that we have largely achieved our objectives in Afghanistan and moved aggressively to bring our troops and tax dollars home," Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) write in an op-ed article. "Today, despite vast investment in training and equipping Afghan forces, the country's deep-seated instability, rampant corruption and, in some cases, compromised loyalties endure. Extending our commitment of combat troops will not remedy that situation."

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