Friday, August 31, 2018

What’s Wrong With The U.S. Strategy In Afghanistan?

Image Credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

Kashif Hussain, The Diplomat: What’s Wrong With the US Afghanistan Strategy?

The U.S. strategy has faltered out of the gate, thanks to a lack of coordination at home and in the region.

The United States’ Afghanistan-centric South Asia strategy aimed at outlining a plan for victory in its more than one-and-a-half decade long war with the Taliban. A combination of tools — including diplomacy, economic might, intelligence and military power — was employed during the past year for that purpose.

However, at the same time, the current situation in Afghanistan reflects a gloomy picture ridden with chaos and disorder, largely as a result of clashes between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents. There have also been widespread suicide bomb blasts across the country.

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1 comment:

Bob Huntley said...

"What’s Wrong With the US Afghanistan Strategy?"

It is Afghanistan and no foreign strategy is going to work in that country, until they kill off all the locals. Think of the Europeans coming to the New world. If they had had to face a fairly unified Indian nation the Indian wars would still be going on.