The Obama administration’s decision to prolong a substantial U.S. military presence in Afghanistan through 2015 is relatively good news for military service contractors and other companies providing war-related products and services. With relations frayed between the West and departing Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a withdrawal of most of the more than 30,000 U.S. military personnel there by the end of this year implied a faster decline in demand for MRO and other support services. ...

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