DoD photo / D. Myles Cullen

General Dempsey in Kabul.

“I don't have a zero option. No one has asked me to prepare a zero option. I don't recommend a zero option. So there is no zero option, but there could be a zero outcome because we can only stay here if we're invited to do so.”
— Army General Martin Dempsey, speaking July 22 in Kabul, on the wisdom of leaving zero U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2015, a possibility the White House has suggested may occur.
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