We’ve been in Afghanistan since October 7, 2001. That’s twelve years come Monday. But as a war-weary nation we’re having a hard time qualifying success in the region. Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, Deputy Chief of Staff, Joint Operations, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan, spoke with SiriusXM Patriot host David Webb about the situation there today, how far we’ve come, and what he sees as success.

“With our involvement here we really have set the conditions for success. It’s allowed the conditions to exist, and the security forces to exist to set the conditions for the election cycle that’s coming up,” Osterman said. “We now have the Afghan’s from a security and a governmental perspective who are going to… democratically elect a leader and the people want that. The people want that very badly… and all of that is happening without coalition involvement.”

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