While the war in Afghanistan seems to be never ending, peace talks have been slowly inching forward. Some have called for a complete withdrawal from the country due to elevated peace. A diplomat who previously served at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan has commented that pulling out of the country before proper peace talks and agreements will result in the U.S. having to return. Large scale combat operations have ended, and the U.S. troop death toll has gone down drastically. While Afghan security forces have continued to improve and regularly conduct joint anti-terrorism missions, U.S. support is still needed during this hand off and peace talks.
The Crossroads of Special Operations