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17 years later, why is the United States still in Afghanistan?

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Initially while dealing with Osama Bin-Laden's supporters, the Taliban, there was always something else to arise. Initially while dealing with Osama Bin-Laden's supporters, the Taliban, there was always something else to arise.
Waters doesn't think there will be too much more fighting, but we will have a presence continue in Afghanistan of 15,000 to 20,000 troops. Waters doesn't think there will be too much more fighting, but we will have a presence continue in Afghanistan of 15,000 to 20,000 troops.

The events of 9/11, 17 years ago, remains the biggest factor in sending troops to Afghanistan. But why are troops still there?

Professor of History at Ohio Northern, Robert Waters, said the United States just got bogged down. Initially while dealing with Osama Bin-Laden's supporters, the Taliban, there was always something else to arise. He said while President Obama tried to bring troops home, his generals advised otherwise and that's when ISIS began to come to power. Waters doesn't think there will be too much more fighting, but we will have a presence continue in Afghanistan of 15,000 to 20,000 troops.

"When we pulled out, the radical terrorist organization took over," Waters said. " We don't want that. It causes danger for Europe, causes danger for us. ISIS trying to get people into the United States for example. Its dangerous for our allies Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan."

U.S. backed forced began this week, what many are calling, the last major battle against ISIS.

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