Completing the withdrawal and returning resources here at home.
We absolutely had to go after Al Qaeda in Afghanistan after 9/11, and our troops have and continue to serve admirably. However, the mission has changed - and our ability to pay for it has changed.
Our troops began a phased withdrawal and are scheduled to be fully out of Afghanistan by 2014. Between now and 2014, we need to do everything we can to stabilize and rebuild the country, giving them the best chance to build on the opportunity our soldiers have fought for.
We should relentlessly pursue Al Qaeda. If we have intelligence as to where Al Qaeda or terrorists with any capability to attack us are - we should take swift and decisive military action, but we don’t need to have 100,000 troops in Afghanistan to achieve this goal.