Thursday, August 30, 2018

The U.S. Military Strategy In Afghanistan Remains The Same


Sophia Larson, National Interest: The New U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Brings Along the Same Stale Ideas

Instead America should bring the troops home.

As the anniversary of the September 11 attacks draws near, the Afghanistan War—the nearly seventeen-year-old conflict those terrible events spawned—is seeing a change in leadership. Army Lt. Gen. Austin Scott Miller, America’s ninth commander, is preparing to take charge of the effort but has already admitted to his lack of innovative thinking. At his confirmation hearing in June, he told the Senate that he couldn’t guarantee a timeline for bringing U.S. troops home. This is unfortunate—and expected. Despite the change of command, Miller represents the same stale thinking that has permeated U.S. foreign policy for the last two decades.

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WNU Editor: Impatience is growing among those who support the Afghan war .... Losing a War (Thomas Joscelyn, Weekly Standard.


Mike Feldhake said...

I've only said this many time last here; there is no way to win this. Get into large hardened bases and patrol the skies, take out Taliban from the skies and burn the poppy fields. Stay the long course.

Dov Sar said...

We should learn from history; Afghanistan is the burying ground of the best men of the best nations: England, Russia, and now the US. And what is of strategic value there? Get out, I say!