Saturday, July 17, 2010

U.S. Strategy for Afghanistan: Is there Hope?

A columnist for a major newspaper, Michael O'Hanlon, seems to think that the doom and gloom in the U.S. media about Afghanistan is misplaced.  He cites several examples of where the message is falsely negative to include perceptions about a delayed offensive in Kandahar, failure in Marjah, lack of trainers for the Afghan security forces, tightened rules of engagement (ROE), and problems with the Karzai government. Read more in "Reasons to be hopeful about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan", The Washington Post, June 26, 2010.

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