October 15, 2009 6:24 PM Subscribe
Frontline in Afghanistan In a war that has lasted eight years, what is the way forward now?
- On The Front Lines With Frontline - "Pakistan is more an enemy of the United States"
- Exum vs. Bacevich - "my fundamental contention is that we have better things to do than to try to transform Afghanistan into something it has never been"
- On the chain of command - "the time to adjust the strategy is as new evidence comes in"
- Obama On Afghanistan - "doesn't sound like a major counter-insurgency"
- To Beat the Taliban, Fight From Afar - "American and NATO military forces themselves are a major cause of the deteriorating situation"
- Nation building - "for some reason we believe that American policy is capable of accomplishing things in Pakistan and Afghanistan that we would never dream it could do in Mexico"
- Lessons Learned - "the ongoing debate within the Army between those who say the service must prepare for major combat operations and those who argue irregular wars are the future is a false one... war is art, not science... trying to prevail in current conflicts and preparing for other contingencies, between institutionalizing capabilities such as counterinsurgency and foreign military assistance and maintaining the United States' existing conventional and strategic technological edge"
lastly, to give my personal opinion, after watching this i'm pretty convinced that escalation in afghanistan would be a debacle...