Quote of the Day

The US air force base at Bagram, Afghanistan, is “the centerpiece for the CENTCOM Master Plan for future access to and operations in Central Asia.”

–Admiral Mike Mullen, testifying last year on Afghanistan, quoted today in the Washington Post by Walter Pincus, who writes of the multi-billion dollar cost of the war, including an estimated $6 billion a year for decades to sustain Afghanistan’s army and police. Once they exist. (Did you know CENTCOM had a “Master Plan?”)

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