May 04, 2012

CNAS Expert Commentary: Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement

President Barack Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's signing of the
Strategic Partnership Agreement in Kabul marks a milestone in the
decade-long war in Afghanistan. CNAS experts were in the news this week
discussing the president's speech and what this event means for the
future of the U.S. relationship with Afghanistan. Click here for expert commentary.

U.S.-Afghan pact
achieved despite Karzai's rhetoric
: In the Associated Press, CNAS
Senior Fellow Dr. Andrew Exum comments that it is misleading
to say that the war in Afghanistan is winding down
, especially as many U.S. special operations forces
will continue to fight by, with and through the Afghans.

President Obama
Goes All In on The Taliban
: In U.S. News and World Report,
CNAS Deputy Director of Studies and Senior Fellow Dr. Nora Bensahel says President Obama's approach
to Taliban talks could give the Taliban more room to reconcile

Obama: 'Tide has
turned' in Afghan War, U.S. will 'see the light of a new day'
In The Hill,
CNAS Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow LTG David Barno, USA (Ret.) comments on the
importance of countering the belief among the Taliban that the U.S. will leave

Check out CNAS Expert Commentary: One Year After the Death of Osama
bin Laden
for four experts' perspectives on
how U.S. policy has changed - or not - over the past year in Afghanistan,
Pakistan and the region and what this means for the future of U.S. strategic
priorities and military operations.

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