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Braxton Smallwood
11/9 response
Fri Nov 9, 2012 2:53pm
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I have decided to do the United States current presence in Afghanistan as my final topic. This is something that has been near to me for the past 10+ years being as my dad is in the army. He has been all my life and well war didnít make things any easier on our family. After he returned from his first tour he was a different man. One of which I even noticed at the age of 11. Even though it really messed with my family and many others around the country I still support our presence there in Afghanistan. My main points that I plan on using are how a presence there is very key to our safety back here in the homeland. Also it provides jobs for Americans which is very vital in our current economic situation. I really just feel that even though many people think that we have over stayed our welcome it has become important to keep a presence there for our safety which in the end is the main thing that matters. It is thought that as soon as we fully withdraw from Afghanistan which is predicted to be in 2014 that the country will go into chaos again and Al-Qaeda will arise again in the revolt which would be very bad for us. It has been proven that there is still a strong line of terrorist that are very capable of carrying out attacks and will continue to plot until they are captured or killed which proves our needed longitudinal presence there. I plan on using newspapers and current articles from news stations to support my claim but I will also include a few about the opposing argument to disprove these or say why they are not very supportable even though there is a very strong opposing side to this topic. It has also been something that up until recently was a very heated topic in the presidential debates and platforms that the 2012 candidates ran off of. Overall I look forward to writing about this topic because it means something to me and should to many if not all other American as well.

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