Yes, withdrawal means more indiscriminate airstrikes

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Will

Will writes from Washington, D.C. (well, Arlington, Virginia). You can reach him at willblogcorrespondence at gmail dot com.

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  1. This is a really good point Will. What Biden seems to be advocating is a return to Clinton-style wars where public support is maximized through casualty-free airwars. This approach allowed Clinton to go to war four times in his presidency and enjoy liberal support every time. Pilotless drones make this all the more pallatable.

    The only problem seems to be that Afghanistan is a much different theater than Iraq or Bosnia. While airpower certainly has its place, I’ve always believed that Al Qaeda will only be destroyed up close and personal. It’s going to be the SEALS and Delta and the Rangers that do that, not a smart bomb from 50,000 feet.Report

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