TITLE

Afghanistan: From Here to Eternity?

AUTHOR(S)
Maloney, Sean M.
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Spring2004, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
American policy in Afghanistan is at a crossroads, or so it appears. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld suggested in May 2003 that the war on terror in Afghanistan was in "cleanup" or "mop up" phase.' Overshadowed by the swift American military victory in Iraq, the images of airmobile troops and special operations forces rooting out Al Qaeda in remote Afghanistan mountains took a back seat to images of M1A1 Abrams tanks sweeping through the desert destroying Iraq's Republican Guard. Indeed, by the end of 2003, the problematic aspects of the American-led reconstruction effort in Iraq continued to dominate discourse.
ACCESSION #
12677064

 

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