Pentagon officials are encouraging Afghan President Hamid Karzai to approve a U.S. military presence in the country after 2014. Thus far, Karzai and other Afghan political leaders have resisted calls to extend the presence of American forces in the country. The Pentagon’s campaign continues despite polls indicating that the war in Afghanistan is the most unpopular in U.S. history — even less popular than the Vietnam War — with only 17 percent of Americans backing military action. Although Marine General Joseph Dunford seeks fewer than 13,000 troops to bolster Afghan forces, it seems Americans would prefer the 12-year ordeal to end.
Source: The Guardian