April 26, 2012
Afghan War Requires Our Patience
O'Hanlon & Riedel, USA Today
Is the Afghanistan effort "mission accomplished" with Osama bin Laden dead? Or is it "mission impossible" in light of the enormous challenges and setbacks, and the difficulty of working with President Hamid Karzai as well as other Afghan leaders?
In fact, it is mission incomplete, going worse than we had all hoped — but better than many now understand. With patience on all sides, we can still reach a tolerable outcome that prevents terrorist groups from establishing large sanctuaries on Afghan soil in the future.
TAGGED: al-Qaeda, Taliban, Afghanistan