Jeh Johnson: We Need To Maintain Some Level of Presence in Afghanistan
HAASS: "That would mean, though, that you would oppose the candidates who are calling for unconditional calendar-based withdrawals from Afghanistan, because we’re hearing that from a lot of the candidates."
JOHNSON: "That is correct. I would oppose any such thing. I think we need to maintain some level of presence in Afghanistan to ensure that al Qaeda or the Islamic state does not establish a caliphate there."