A case for optimism in Afghanistan

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    Abstract

    FRAUDULENT elections, attacks on UN officials in Kabul, and a US administration seemingly reluctant to fulfil its chosen general's requests for yet more troops; observers may be forgiven for thinking that Afghanistan is on track to become another Vietnam. That, however, would be misreading the situation. Under General Stanley McCrystal, the International Security Assistance Force is finally developing a strategy that promises to bring success. While the Taliban is far from defeated, important aspects of the Afghan situation work in the favour of the West.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1-4pp
    No.November 16, 2009.
    Specialist publicationThe Australian
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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