Friday, November 7, 2008

New Afghan Strategy Being Developed

Aftermath Of A Suicide Attack (Photo from BBC)

Analysis: U.S. Reviewing Afghanistan Policy -- CNN

LONDON, England (CNN) -- The Bush administration is making plans for the transition of management of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to the next president.

A review of Afghan policy has been under way for many weeks, led by Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute, the senior National Security Council official responsible for Afghanistan and Iraq. The classified strategic review is expected to be completed this week, according to a staffer involved in preparing it.

Military and administration sources say the review was commissioned after growing alarm in the Bush White House about the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, which has recently seen more U.S. military deaths than in Iraq.

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My Comment: The next administration may adopt a different strategy. This work may be just a waste of time.

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