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Think Again: The Afghan Surge

In the lastest issue of Foreign Policy, Gilles Dorronsoro of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace challenges the inside-the-beltway conventional wisdom that the war in Afghanistan can be won if we just had more time, more troops and more funding. As Dorronsoro argues, “It’s now a nine-year war — not nine one-year wars.”:

With conditions deteriorating on the ground and the Taliban gaining strength across the country, coalition forces will be in an even worse position next year than they are now…As the Taliban solidify their power, they will be less and less likely to talk. It’s time to negotiate — this is the only way forward.

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The war that just won't end

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