Putting Al-Qaeda permanently out of business is one of the top anti-terrorist goals of the civilized world. Returning control of the country of Afghanistan back to the Afghan people is part of meeting that goal. NATO allies and non-NATO partners continue to work tirelessly, often at great peril, on completing our mission in Afghanistan with an eye to a conditions-based process of withdrawal of international military forces. Of course our respective publics are anxious to see that happen. President Obama has made U.S. policy on Afghanistan very clear. The leadership of our Estonian allies has been equally steadfast and categorical in its commitment to our common goal. America’s solemn commemoration of the 9/11 this past weekend, and the twin tragedies of Estonian war-related deaths over a week ago, again highlighted the importance of a determined international community finishing what Al-Qaeda started … and finishing Al-Qaeda.