Some new ideas regarding the Afghanistan situation

Some new ideas regarding the Afghanistan situation

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Leslie Gelb has some really good stuff, a novel approach, today in an NY Times op-ed:

Our strategy in Afghanistan should emphasize what we do best (containing and deterring, and forging coalitions) and downgrade what we do worst (nation-building in open-ended wars). It should cut our growing costs and secure our interests by employing our power more creatively and practically. It must also permit us — and this is critical — to focus more American resources and influence on the far more dire situation in Pakistan.

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Arye Michael Bender

My own long held view is that the United States should not disrespect any nation's sovereignty unless we have been attacked by that nation, OR if the United Nations has requested our presence as part of an UN action to secure peace.
Peace is always the best option — in life as well as international affairs.

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