Monday, 29 May 2017

There are no decent options in Afghanistan

There are no decent options in Afghanistan - Livemint: Unable to make up its mind on whether it wanted to prevent the return of the Taliban or undertake a more extensive effort to stabilize the country, the Obama administration muddled along. By late 2016 it was clear that this policy was a shambles. The Taliban was making significant gains in rural areas; the coalition government in Kabul was struggling to pull along; and the economy was tanking in the wake of the withdrawal of foreign troops. In the event, Obama left behind 10,000 troops in Afghanistan and a host of tricky decisions for his successor to make.

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