Friday, April 01, 2011

Leaving Afghanistan

The proper exit strategy should let the military do what it does well, kill the enemy. We can be successful in providing a good measure of security by focusing on the interdiction of border infiltration. The experience of our forces has shown that they can be effective if they are allowed to be. But misplaced political concerns have tended to get in the way. We need to remove the corrupt Karzai government and give good local administrator the power to do what needs to be done. But this is a job for someone else than the military. We some other organization to handle the nation-building. It isn't an appropriate role for the military.

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