The Wrong Political Calculus

Sunday, 09 April 2017 16:15 Written by

Afghanistan is suffering the worst of form of neighborhood with Pakistan in the history of diplomatic relation. The recent egregious attack on Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan Hospital in the heartland which took the life of 50 civilians and injured more dozens in cold-blood is gut-wrenching and an awakening call for the Kabul Government and the global allies in the war against terrorism to re-engineer their war strategy in Afghanistan.

Trump should refuse to grant the request of Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, for thousands of additional troops to be sent to Afghanistan. Indeed, Trump should announce that, true to his campaign promise, he will not continue the failed Bush-Obama policy of nation-building in Afghanistan.

Coming Together to Rebuild Afghanistan

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 02:01 Written by

It is winter in Afghanistan. The snow covers in white the glorious peaks of the country’s mountains and plains, but the smoke from wooden stoves pushes up, joining the clouds that are limiting the beauty of the view. To Afghans, their future is subjected to the same obstructions—a feeling that better and brighter days are coming is there, but daily struggles make them too difficult to truly envision.

In early March five Pakistani soldiers were killed in Taliban attacks on checkpoints along the border. The attacks followed a veritable massacre the previous week in the Afghan capital of Kabul, where near-simultaneous Taliban suicide bombings were followed by drawn-out shooting match Afghan security forces. The gruesome episode left at least 16 people dead and over 100 wounded.

The Taliban insurgency has entered its 16th year in Afghanistan, but their prospects for control of the country are as gloomy as they were when the group was toppled in 2001 by a U.S.-led international coalition for refusing to hand over Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.

The Art of a Deal With the Taliban

Sunday, 02 April 2017 01:49 Written by

This year, America’s war in Afghanistan will pass a grim milestone as it surpasses the Civil War in duration, as measured against the final withdrawal of Union forces from the South. Only the conflict in Vietnam lasted longer. United States troops have been in Afghanistan since October 2001 as part of a force that peaked at nearly 140,000 troops (of which about 100,000 were American) and is estimated to have cost the taxpayers at least $783 billion.

Afghanistan: Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 02:09 Written by

 “The preacher in the mosque is so unfair and he beats children badly,” the boy explained. “He hit me on my back and my father had to take me to the hospital for treatment and it still hurts. Now I’m scared that he may beat me again.”

America Digs Its Own Afghan Grave

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 02:16 Written by

Fifteen years and counting. America’s longest war keeps getting longer. The very duration of the expedition, with an end no more in sight now than it had been at any of several points one could have chosen over the last several years, ought to indicate the need for a fundamental redirection of policy. And yet there continue to be calls, including from influential members of Congress, to sustain and even enlarge the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan.

America Can't Terror-Proof Afghanistan

Sunday, 26 March 2017 16:00 Written by

 

 

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a conflict in possession of no military solution must be in want of more troops. Or so one would think from the recommendations on how to succeed in Afghanistan made by Gen. John Nicholson, the force commander in Afghanistan; Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of Central Command; and Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham. More troops with “greater authorities” will “break” or “end” the stalemate that all agree exists. “Greater authorities” means putting U.S. troops back in direct combat with the Taliban and authorizing them to risk killing more Afghan civilians.

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