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Wed May 4, 2011
National Security

After Bin Laden Raid, Some Want Out Of Afghanistan

The death of Osama bin Laden adds a powerful argument to liberal and libertarian lawmakers who say it's time to get out of Afghanistan — and save billions. Some moderates and establishment types are also chiming in that it's time to wind down. Has bin Laden's demise strengthened the out-of-Afghanistan advocates — or is it bolstering those who say his death underscores how sticking with the counterterrorism effort will ultimately pay off? NPR's David Welna reports.

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