Nearly a decade into U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, the U.S. military is performing at amazing levels but our strategy can’t succeed. That’s the conclusion of Marine combat veteran and frequent embed reporter Bing West, author of “The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan”. Why does West say the counterinsurgency strategy can’t succeed? How bad are Afghan security forces? Are there hopes they can come around like the Iraqi security forces? What should we be doing instead of counterinsurgency? How dominant are U.S. forces when they’re actually allowed to fight? And would Afghanistan become a terrorism haven again if U.S. forces were to begin leaving according to the Obama timetable? We discuss it all with Bing West.
Fatally Flawed Afghan Strategy
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