January 18, 2014

America's Endless Afghan Endgame

Shamshad Ahmad, The Express Tribune

The Associated Press

The much awaited 2014 is already there. The US may be planning its Afghan exit by the end of this year but there are no signs of Afghan peace visible anywhere on this ill-fated region’s horizon. Perhaps, Henry Kissinger was right. Four years ago, he had predicted that “America cannot withdraw from Afghanistan now, but neither can it sustain the strategy that brought us to this point”. To him, the fundamental issue in Afghanistan was not so much how the war was being conducted but how it was to be ended. No wonder, the Afghan endgame has arrived with no end in sight yet.

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