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Top Marine warns: U.S. can't 'simply pack up and go home' from Afghanistan

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Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Marine Corps,Afghanistan,Pakistan,Defense Spending
The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps is warning Washington that there “will be no peace dividend” from withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, and he's cautioning against a hasty retreat from the country the marines have secured in time for this weekend's presidential election. “We can’t afford to simply pack up and go home,” said Gen. James F. Amos. President Obama ordered the Pentagon to...