Steven Walt At Foreign Policy: ‘Defending The Afghan Study Group Report”

Full piece here.

“The Afghanistan Study Group report that I wrote about last week is getting some predictable flak from people who hold different views about U.S. strategy there.”

and his conclusion:

“The bottom line is that these various critiques have not damaged the report’s central conclusion: The war in Afghanistan has become a fool’s errand that is neither essential to U.S. national security nor likely to produce a satisfactory outcome.

What are our moral obligations to the Afghan people…to Pakistan…who often simply plays both ends and whose state has a close and complicated relationship to terror groups…and ultimately any President’s obligation to the American people and our security?

Will The FATA region simply become a stronghold for global terrorism again, after any U.S. withdrawal?

Also On This Site:  From Michael Yon: ‘General Petraeus Letter’Dexter Filkins Book On Afghanistan And Iraq: “The Forever War”Greg Mortenson On Charlie Rose: Afghanistan And PakistanFrom Bloomberg: More Troops To Afghanistan? A Memo From Henry Kissinger To Gerald Ford?

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