Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan strategy’

Operation Moshtarak aims to attack the insurgency both militarily and politically, but it also offers insurgents the opportunity to lay down their weapons and live a normal life. RCS2010, Afghanistan Produced by William Bonnett.


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The official also added that President Obama is prepared to accept some Taliban involvement in Afghanistan’s political future, reiterating what the president said in March.
President Obama is inclined to send only as many more U.S. troops to Afghanistan as are needed to keep Al Qaeda at bay, a senior administration official said.
The assessment comes from an official who has been involved in the president’s discussions with his war council about Afghanistan strategy.
Aides say the president’s final decision on Afghanistan strategy and troop levels is still at least two weeks away, but the emerging thinking suggests he would be unlikely to favor a large military ramp-up of the kind being advocated by his top commander in Afghanistan.