Obama Intends to retain strategic bases after 2014 in Afghanistan
‘US wants to retain strategic bases after 2014 in Afghanistan’
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:59PM
President Barack Obama intends to keep around 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan beyond the much-advertised 2014 ‘withdrawal’ date, which is over 13 years since the U.S. and NATO troops entered the country, “effectively retaining control over key strategic military bases in Afghanistan” Rick Rozoff, manager of Stop NATO international organization said.
Rozoff said “We have to recall that the U.S. entered Afghanistan with the purpose of situating itself, militarily, in one of the most important vital parts of the world, in south and central Asia”.
Rozoff continued that “The U.S. entering Afghanistan with geopolitical designs is not prepared to leave it entirely and will so attempt to meddle in affairs in the region.”