Wednesday, February 10, 2010

America’s Confused Approach to Afghanistan

By William Pfaff

Richard Holbrooke’s comments on reconciliation with the Taliban in Afghanistan, made during the recent Munich Security Conference, echoed earlier remarks by U.N. officials and American military commanders in Kabul that suggest that diplomacy might be coming alive on the Afghan front. This could be true despite, or in coordination with, a new NATO offensive in southern Afghanistan.

1 comment:

  1. It isn't the job of the UN, or UNAMA, or ISAF, or the international community to provide a comprehensive strategy.

    That is the job of President Karzai, the ANA and ANP. I disagree that they don't have a strategy for victory.

    Any Taliban must wear fealty to the GIRoA as part of any reconciliation. That has been the policy since 2001. That remains the policy.