December 7, 2012
Botching War and Diplomacy in Afghanistan
Mohammad Taqi, RealClearWorld
When the U.S. had enough boots on the ground in Afghanistan and favorable war momentum, the diplomatic approach should have then been used to engage the international community to honor pledges made to the Afghans on the eve of November 2001. Equally important was the need to cobble together a broad-based diplomatic front to question, if not to confront, Pakistan over its continued interference in Afghanistan.
TAGGED: United States, Marc Grossman, Richard Holbrooke, Barack Obama, Pakistan, Afghanistan