Bing West: Get the Terrorists. Stop Nation-Building.

Former Reagan Assistant Secretary of Defense and Marine combat veteran Bing West had this to say about the United States’ 10-year mission in Afghanistan:

“On the one hand we’re trying to build a nation, and on the other hand we’re trying to fight terrorists, and I think we have to focus down and say why are we really there, and just do what I think should be the military mission – stopping the terrorists, but not trying to bring Afghanistan into the 21st century.”

Watch the full conversation, and share your thoughts. Are we doing too much in Afghanistan? Should our mission stop at nabbing terrorists?

Last modified: September 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm