US Strategy in Afghanistan Collapses

by Joshua Foust on 9/17/2012 · 2 comments

Tonight we learned from NBC that US-Afghan joint operations have been suspended. CBS and the AP have similar stories.

This is, in a word, disaster. The training mission is the foundation of the current strategy. Without that mission, the strategy collapses. The war is adrift, and it’s hard to see how anyone can avoid a complete disaster at this point.

More tomorrow.


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Joshua Foust is a Fellow at the American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net. His research focuses primarily on Central and South Asia. Joshua is a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for PBS Need to Know. Joshua appears regularly on the BBC World News, Aljazeera, and international public radio. Joshua's writing has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Policy’s AfPak Channel, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Christian Science Monitor. Follow him on twitter: @joshuafoust

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Tim September 25, 2012 at 5:35 pm

0 comments. That’s so funny.

Dast September 27, 2012 at 4:57 am

Someone should have told me my job has been suspended. I haven’t missed a day of work with my Afghan colleagues, and am currently sitting in the middle of an ANA base.

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