Journal: US Strategy in Afghanistan Out of Balance

09 Terrorism, 10 Security, Military, Strategy
Dr. Steve Metz
America's Flawed Afghanistan Strategy
  • Added August 09, 2010  Op-Ed 2 Pages

The concluding paragraph:

Ultimately, then, the basic rationale of American strategy in Afghanistan is questionable. Certainly America cannot ignore that country as it did before September 11, 2001, and should continue supporting the national government and other Afghans opposed to the Taliban. But in strategy, balance is the key—the expected security benefits of any action must justify the costs and risks. Today, America’s Afghanistan strategy, with its flawed assumptions, is badly out of balance.

Tip of the Hat to Dale Mark Benedict at Facebook.