Friday, March 5, 2010

The Afghan War from a Canadian Perspective

In The Last Surge, Macleans, a Canadian periodical, has a balanced, Canadian-centric look at the road ahead in Afghanistan.

Regardless of Pakistan's apparent very strong progress against its own Taliban, even holding out the hope for capture of Messrs. bin Laden and Zawahiri, Afghanistan is the opposite of the nuclear power that Pakistan is.

Of course we can "win" the war in Afghanistan on strictly military terms. This comes at a significant financial cost to this country and is an inflationary thing, as wars always are.

As EBR has consistently said, however, we know (sort of) who we are fighting against in Afghanistan. Who are we fighting for?

This article is a concise review of the situation in Afghanistan. It is worth a read.

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