August 10, 2009

The Afghanistan Strategy Dialogue: Abu Aardvark Jumps In

Good observations and questions from Marc Lynch.

I find the strategic rationale for escalating the war in Afghanistan extremely thin, and the mismatch between avowed aims and available resources frighteningly wide. What are the strategic reasons for expanding the commitment in Afghanistan? Why should the US be committing to a project of armed state building now, in 2009?