Failing in Afghanistan successfully

While we have been fixated on successive Arab breakthroughs and
victories against tyranny and extremism, Washington is failing miserably
but discreetly in Afghanistan.

The American media’s one-obsession-at-a-time coverage of global
affairs might have put the spotlight on President Obama’s slow and poor
reaction to the breathtaking developments starting in Tunisia and Egypt.
But they spared him embarrassing questions about continued escalation
and deaths in Afghanistan.

In spite of its international coalition, multiple strategies,
hundreds of billions of dollars, and a surge of tens of thousands of
troops, the US is unable to conclude its longest war yet or at least
reverse its trend.

Recent “reports” from the war front have been of two kinds. Some
official or analytical in nature and heavily circulated in Washington
portray a war going terribly well. On the other hand, hard news from the
ground tell a story of US fatigue, backtracking and tactical
withdrawals or redeployments which do not bode well for defeating the
Taliban or forcing them to the negotiations’ table.

For example, while the US military’s decision to withdraw from the
Pech valley was justified on tactical need to redeploy troops for the
task of “protecting the population”, keen observers saw it as a
humiliating re… >>>

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