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How is involvement in Afghanistan in our national interest?

As President Obama observed, "It is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan." What vital national interest is a risk in Afghanistan and how does our military involvement support the vital national interest?

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Afghanistan, as a nation, does not threaten the United States. Their military does not frighten us and poses no real threat. The threat posed by Afghanistan is that they have provided a safe haven for anti-American terrorists and may do so again in the future. Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban used the nation as a base of operations for their attacks on America including the bombing of the Twin Towers in New York.

Currently the United States, in the form of her military, is more or less in ...

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This short solution examines the US military's involvement in Afghanistan. President Obama has observed that it is in our national interest to send more troops to Afghanistan. How can this be in our national interest? Over 300 words of original text along with links to informative sources for further research.

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