Originally Published 2021-07-14 16:00:54 Published on Jul 14, 2021
In some ways, the real war began after 2009, as the US forces drew down from Iraq. The result was a carrots and sticks approach; the swelling to over 60,000 US troops in Afghanistan (with another 30,000 committed during the “surge”) coupled with greater economic assistance to Pakistan
How the US lost the plot in Afghanistan
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