The United States' presence in Afghanistan has continued to destabilize the country and give the Taliban insurgency the moral high ground in the eyes of local people. The withdrawal of American military support is necessary to bring an end to the civil strife occurring there. The people of Afghanistan must take charge of the situation themselves and hold their own government accountable for their safety.
The United States and the United Kingdom have done wrong by the Afghan interpreters they work with. These interpreters perform an important role in helping us understand the needs and concerns of Afghans on the ground, as well as those of Afghan troops. I think that we should treat the Afghan troops with more respect unless we want to end up with yet another enemy in the Middle East.
Afghanistan's troops and interpreters feel betrayed by the U.S. and U.K. They feel unprotected against rising violence in the country; and that more should be done to protect Afghan troops. The U.S. and NATO should not leave the country high and dry. There should be resources left in place to help the Afghans defend their country. In short, not enough is being done to protect Afghan troops.
No, the United States is probably not doing enough to protect Afghan troops, however, it is not the responsibility of the United States of America to protect Afghan troops. Other countries need to step up and lessen the burden that the United States faces in this instance. The U.S. needs to think about its own people.