TITLE

Afghanistan: What Are These People Thinking?

AUTHOR(S)
Hallinan, Conn
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Foreign Policy in Focus;9/10/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author expresses opposition to the surge of U.S. troops in Afghanistan ordered by President Barack Obama. He says that Obama is delusional when he said that the Taliban will spur global jihad, counterinsurgency will reduce violence and a troop surge will warrant peace. He stresses that majority of U.S. residents, Democrats and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members oppose the war. In his view, the U.S. will not win the war despite supplying more troops because the Afghan army is corrupt and incompetent.
ACCESSION #
44148740

 

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