America’s Exit Strategy for Afghanistan is Flawed

May 14, 2018 8:07 pm nationalinterest.org
America’s Exit Strategy for Afghanistan is Flawed

As the United States enters its seventeenth annual fighting season in Afghanistan, the endgame seems no closer. America continues to try to club the Taliban into talking; they endeavor to expel us. America ratchets up financial coercion against Pakistan seeking fuller cooperation; Pakistan hedges its bets in facing existential threats. Since continuing violence in Afghanistan is inextricably intertwined with Pakistan, a “package deal” is necessary to close America’s military campaign…

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