Monday, 28 August 2017

Why Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan is the disaster you’d expect

Why Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan is the disaster you’d expect it to be - Salon.com:

It is now well-known that the Taliban has been able to absorb the best of al-Qaeda’s fighting force from the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. ‘Many al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters from the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area,’ the U.N. report notes, ‘have integrated into the Taliban, leading to a marked increase in the military capabilities of the movement.’ There are now estimated to be 7,000 al-Qaeda fighters, most of them from outside Afghanistan, in the Taliban ranks.

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