TITLE

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S STRATEGY IN AFGHANISTAN

AUTHOR(S)
Indurthy, Rathnam
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
International Journal on World Peace;Sep2011, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Despite its long involvement, the US-led military campaign has not succeeded in defeating the Taliban and Al Qaeda or in restoring political stability in the country. The purpose of this article is four-fold: (1) to examine why the Bush administration declared war on the Taliban, and why it initially appeared successful, but became disappointing as the war continued; (2) to look at the Obama administration's new strategy to end the Taliban/Al Qaeda threat launched in Afghanistan and why it has not achieved its goals; (3) to discuss the opportunities still favoring the continued war, and the impediments to realizing US war goals; and (4) to offer reasons why the administration may have to consider pulling out of Afghanistan while limiting itself to drone attacks, and leaving the responsibility of fighting the insurgents with the Afghan security forces if it wants to establish a stable Afghanistan where all Afghans can live in dignity and freedom.
ACCESSION #
67148507

 

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