“The next time some hack tries to argue that the War in Afghanistan was the “good war,” just remember Shakespeare’s old line about life being a “Tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Much like his jog through the deserts of Iraq, former President Bush’s War in Afghanistan lost sight of the real enemy: jihadist terror networks in favor of an unpalatable regime (in this case, the Taliban).”
Brandon J. Weichert spoke with the ERA Institute’s Erik Khzmalyan on his “Eurasia Unveiled” podcast discussing the War in Afghanistan.
Brandon J. Weichert writes at American Greatness: “For all of the talk of victory, the president offered nothing new, at least strategically, that would achieve that goal.”
“What we’re doing right now is a recipe for endless war. If a political solution to the conflict with the Taliban is the desired end goal, why waste time on this song-and-dance with increasing troops and giving it two years?”
National security expert, Brandon J. Weichert, discusses U.S. foreign policy in the Mideast.
Consistent military victories will rejuvenate America’s image in Afghanistan. We will return to the status of being the stronger tribe. Once that happens, real headway can be made in ending America’s commitment there.
On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the Bin Laden Raid in Pakistan, I offer a contrarian assessment of the effectiveness of that raid at American Greatness.
In my most recent article at American Greatness, I assert that China is taking the vast natural resources of Afghanistan–and empowering the Taliban in the process. Read on to find out more
Here is my next article at American Greatness. In a follow-up piece to my article on America’s need to exit Afghanistan by using India, I address how Russia’s increased presence in Afghanistan could complicate that strategy and how to make Russia work with the Trump Administration in its goal of winning the War in Afghanistan and bringing the troops home.
The ongoing Mosul Offensive is proceeding well, but the Islamic State is not going anywhere for a while. In Afghanistan, the Taliban are fighting to retake the vital Helmand Province with renewed vigor, as the U.S. continues to drawdown. The fact that the Islamic State can easily find refuge in Syria and that the Taliban seem poised to retake operational control over Afghanistan means that the U.S. is on the losing side of an eroding stalemate in the Global War on Terror. This essay addresses these concerns and articulates a general way forward.