September 9, 2009 1:30 PM

Afghanistan isn't Vietnam, Washington state's Adam Smith warns

After returning from a three-day trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., said Wednesday that the U.S. needs to remain engaged in that part of the world and warned that comparisons to Vietnam were too simplistic and that the region doesn't have to become a military quagmire as it has for others.

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