Afghanistan is Not Enough
Michael J. Totten takes exception to the frequently expressed view that “the war on terrorism started in Afghanistan and it needs to end there.” In my New Atlanticist essay “Afghanistan: Necessary But Not Sufficient,” I explain why he’s right. My conclusion:
Defeating the Taliban and its al Qaeda allies there and in neighboring Pakistan is vital to regional security and failure would have serious repurcussions for NATO and its member states. Sadly, however, there will be other fights.
See the link for the discussion.