Story Fragment: U.S. official resigns at crucial time of war

Foreign service officer and former Marine captain Matthew Hoh resigned from his position fighting the war in Afghanistan on Monday. Hoh cites in a letter to the State Department’s head of personnel that he has “lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States’ presence in Afghanistan,” on September 10th.

While Hoh’s decision comes at a crucial time in which President Obama is re-thinking his strategy for the war, Hoh’s decision can also be used in the defense of the Republicans and Obama’s greatest rivals for his war strategy. The Christian Science Monitor is already calling Hoh a “poster boy for Vice President Joe Biden, liberal Democrats, and every American who looks at a troop surge in Afghanistan with deep skepticism.”


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