F. Kagan, K. Kagan & J. Dubik, Washington Post | September 14, 2009
It is too early for US troops to leave Afghanistan. ++ Withdrawal now would make Afghanistan again a safe haven for terrorists. ++ Relying only on the growth of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) is not enough to deal with the country's current security situation. ++ ANSF will need a few more years of international assistance in order to maintain security. ++ "Building Afghan forces dramatically is part of a strategy for succeeding in Afghanistan and permitting the reduction of foreign forces but cannot be the whole strategy."