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Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs

Abstract

US victory in Afghanistan won't put an end to Al Qaeda, and getting out won't make it more dangerous. And if the outcome in Afghanistan has little effect on the threat Al Qaeda poses, there is little reason to squander more American blood and treasure there.

Citation

Walt, Stephen. "High Cost, Low Odds." Nation. October 21, 2009.