Sunday, March 8, 2015
Hope for Afghanistan - An Optimist's View
There are a lot of doomsayers expressing concern and doubts about the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan. Their arguments have many themes to include "the Afghan war is immoral", "U.S. supports warlords", "all Afghans are corrupt", "NATO/US is incompetent", "the intervention failed", "we already won, let's leave", "we already lost", "it is too expensive", "the Taliban will take Kabul", and so on. However, one observer seems more optimistic about Afghanistan. He examines the current situation and provides his outlook on the future of Afghanistan - with a look at the gains made, the challenges ahead, and what needs to be done to secure the future of Afghanistan. David Loyn is the BBC's Afghanistan correspondent. His article - "Don't be so quick to write off Afghanistan" - was posted by The Dallas Morning News on March 6, 2015.