Afghanistan: Collapse Of The Exit Strategy

Yesterday U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta characterized insider attacks on US troops in Afghanistan as the ‘last gasp’ of a frustrated Taliban insurgency. But what we really see are the ‘last gasps’ of the western forces in Afghanistan. The exit plan was to train Afghan forces by embedding western troops with their units and to bit by bit transfer security operations to them. That plan met reality and it did not survive the impact: …

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