Saturday, March 7, 2015
Afghanistan - Doomed Mission from the Start
A former military member who deployed to Afghanistan writes about why the Afghan mission was certain to fail. He states "The United States tried to fight a counterinsurgency in an environment tailor-made for insurgents . . . " and " . . . attempted to promote legitimacy and good governance without honest, reliable Afghan partners . . ." In addition, the U.S. never solved the problem of the insurgency having sanctuaries in Pakistan nor stopped the Pakistanis from providing intelligence, equipment, and financing to the Taliban. Read more in "Our mission in Afghanistan was doomed at the start; nothing could have saved it", Foreign Policy, February 18, 2015.