May 23, 2012

On Afghanistan's Search for a Credible Partner in Afghanistan

Since 2001:

  • The United States has had seven ambassadors to Afghanistan.
  • The U.S. military has had eight military commanders in Afghanistan.
  • The NATO coaltion has had 14 commanders in Afghanistan.

That is no way to win a war, folks. My column in World Politics Review this week looks at the way in which the United States and its allies, while complaining a lot about the government in Afghanistan, have not ourselves been the most dependable partners.