Saturday, 13 May 2017

Deeper into the Afghan ‘Big Muddy’

Deeper into the Afghan ‘Big Muddy’ – Consortiumnews

Struggles for influence within the White House are part of the story — as Jacob Heilbrunn discusses in connection with differences over Afghanistan policy between Stephen Bannon and national security adviser H. R. McMaster — although the story is not mainly about the clout of specific personalities. The disproportionate staffing of senior levels of Trump’s administration with military officers is another part, although the problem is not simply one of adopting a military rather than a civilian point of view.

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