A New Path In Afghanistan?

October 6, 2009

The United States lost no troops when it toppled the Taliban in 2001, but has lost more than 800 in Afghanistan in the years since. Most of these troops were lost after 2006 when the real fight was taken to quell Taliban insurgencies aided by outside groups. Now the American military commanders have indicated that they are moving from a counter-insurgency plan to a more regional encompassing counter-terrorism strategy. This new approach would certainly include Pakistan, because a counter-terrorism strategy would have to focus on al Qaeda and the group’s leadership are currently hiding within Pakistan’s boarders. Read the rest of this entry »

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