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Afghanistan War Widow: Don't Pull Out All Troops

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 10:34 PM

By Greg Richter

A woman whose husband died in the war in Afghanistan is urging President Barack Obama to leave behind a residual force to ensure military gains there aren't lost.

"So many people have sacrificed over there and given their lives, and so many families have been broken," Jane Horton said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File."

Horton's husband, Christopher Horton, was killed in a Taliban attack in September 2011.

NATO and U.S. officials announced Thursday that all troops may be pulled out by year's end if Afghan President Hamid Karzai refuses to sign a legal framework that would allow a small force to remain to help Afghan forces fight off Taliban attacks.

Horton said she was "heartbroken" when she heard the news. She said the United States should have learned important lesson in Iraq, where all troops have been removed and al-Qaida has begun taking control of major cities.

While she and other family members understand that the American people are sick of the country's wars in the Middle East and want them to end, the sacrifices of soldiers such as her husband should not be in vain, she said.

"We have to be responsible Americans," she said. "We have to finish the wars instead of just ending them."

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