No analysis this time and staying away from political jargon. We have major problems in Afghanistan and America can’t give up on us, not again.
The issue in Afghanistan is not America’s presence but its shortcomings on policy on the region. It just can’t be all about sending thousands of soldiers and funding NGO’s. State-building requires some sort of policy objective lead by the leaders.
In the case of Afghanistan, the Taliban and militant extremists such as the Haqqani network are undoubtedly causing most of the security concerns. Mostly through suicide bombers and ambushes in remote parts of the country and the larger cities.
These groups are operating freely in Waziristan area (Pakistan) neighboring Afghanistan with the help of Pakistani Intelligence agency, the ISI. Therefore would it not be reasonable to have a chat with Pakistani leaders to help bring a political solution to bring peace? There are reasons why the Pakistani leaders are supporting the Taliban and Haqqani network of which the Americans should explore. The question America at this point needs to ask itself is will it really risk all that they have done for Afghanistan, all the lives and resources spent in Afghanistan to continue to step back on Pakistan?
When Obama took office, one of the campaign promises that appealed to many Americans was to end the Iraq and Afghan war. Both wars became lengthy and the American public became disenfranchised because strategies were ever-changing and causalities were ever-growing. (www.khaama.com)