Sunday, September 27, 2009

Conservativve Realist's Strategy for Afghanistan: Decapitation, Containment, and Competition

Another conservative realist rejects General Stanley A. McChrystal's troop surge counter-insurgency/nation-building strategy. His thought - targeted assassination of those tribal chieftains (among others) who swear their loyalty to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

I'm inclined to agree with his assessment that we cannot involve ourselves in this very expensive and ultimately fruitless nation-building campaign particularly since the Karzai administration's credibility has been tarnished by corruption and election fraud allegations.

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