Winning in Afghanistan
One of the few points of agreement between the two vice-presidential candidates in the debate on Thursday evening was that more U. S. troops were needed in Afghanistan. There was no discussion of strategy and there appeared to be agreement on tactics. The only disagreement I noted was on logistics.
I’ve been over this ground to some degree previously here but, since I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the outcome, perhaps we can devote a little more attention to it. Here are three questions about Afghanistan:
- What are our strategic objectives in Afghanistan?
- What tactics will effect those objectives?
- What are the logistical requirements of implementing the objectives?
Getting back to basics can do wonders for clearing the mind. Have at it!