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Foot-dragging in Afghanistan

The decision by President Barack Obama to extend our mission in Afghanistan is in need of a comment or two ("President Obama to leave about 8,400 troops in Afghanistan at year-end," July 6).

Let it be known that there are many U.S. government-awarded contracts in the Afghan territory worth millions of dollars that our government is obligated to pay. A case in point is the multimillion dollar contract awarded for several years of maintenance to government-owned vehicles.

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Added to the list are security contracts in the area. And finally, an approved withdrawal plan has still not been formulated and withers in the winds of Washington.

Bernard E. Helinski, Baltimore


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