To the editor:
By the end of this year, the U.S. will have fewer than 10,000 troops left
in Afghanistan.
The U.S. wont technically be at war with any country. So, why does President Barack Obama want to increase the amount of money our country allocates to war funding?
I want to encourage people to find out more about the Overseas Contingency
Operations fund at and to contact our senators to ask them
not to fund this part of the budget.
Let's reinvest the money we've been spending on war on other priorities, not provide extra padding for the Pentagon's already well-endowed budget.

Kate Grotegut
Plattsburg, Mo.