needed to end this thing in Afghanistan…but we need to do it smartly, not wildly screaming for the exits, hoping that Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad, and New Delhi can keep everything together. They can’t–and won’t.
Brandon J. Weichert writes at American Greatness: “For all of the talk of victory, the president offered nothing new, at least strategically, that would achieve that goal.”
Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz published a brilliant piece on the War in Afghanistan at the Selous Foundation for Public Policy in June of this year. This is a partial republish of that piece.
Here is my recent American Greatness article that was featured in Real Clear Politics on August 19, 2017. It’s time for a negotiated settlement, a major drawdown of U.S. forces, a regional diplomatic approach to South Asia, and the abandonment of nation-building and a focus on counterterrorism in Afghanistan.
Consistent military victories will rejuvenate America’s image in Afghanistan. We will return to the status of being the stronger tribe. Once that happens, real headway can be made in ending America’s commitment there.
In my most recent article at American Greatness, I assert that China is taking the vast natural resources of Afghanistan–and empowering the Taliban in the process. Read on to find out more