Why Are We Adding Troops in Afghanistan?

As more Rhode Islanders are called being called to active duty for the purpose of going to Afghanistan (people we all know and love), the question of why we are there and whether we have realistic goals deserves further investigation. To that end, I offer the following video:

A friend in the Air National Guard told me that if he is called up to go, he will be involved in a mission to teach the people of Afghanistan how to farm crops other than poppy. It sounds like we are getting very heavily involved in nation-building.

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