Elon student Lauryn Johnson knows what it’s like to have a loved one overseas. Her boyfriend expects to be deployed next summer.
“I worry about him getting deployed, but I’m very supportive so he has to do what he needs to do.”
She believes that the U.S. military should do whatever it takes to win.
Lauryn Johnson supports her loved one’s decision to go to Afghanistan; however, Dr. Ann Jones believes that sending more troops to Afghanistan might not be the best decision.
Dr. Jones is a writer who lived in Afghanistan for four years. She came to Elon on Wednesday to speak to students about US involvement in the war.
“ Each passing year, as the Afghans found that we were not really going to help them, they’ve turned more and more against us,” Jones said.
She knows this war first hand. And when it comes to sending more soldiers overseas, she says enough damage has already been done.
“ I believe it’s a really stupid move,” Jones Said. “I think we should send no more troops.”
Dr. Jones told Elon students to keep up to date with developments in the Middle East, but also to be careful not to trust everything we hear.