There Are No Good Military Options To Use In Afghanistan

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U.S. Army 1st Lt. David T. Broyles watches as his men leave Observation Post Rocky with Afghan National Army Soldiers in Kunar province, Afghanistan, July 19, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte

Anthony Cordesman, The Hill: America has no good military options to use in Afghanistan

No one can forge lasting peace or win a war on the basis of bluff and bluster, or by ignoring the sheer facts on the ground. This, however, is how the United States is currently approaching the long running war in Afghanistan. Both those who argue for a quick peace deal and those who argue for continuing the war have chosen to ignore the grim realities that are actually shaping the course of the fighting and the challenges posed by one of the worst and least effective governments in the world.


WNU Editor: This is a conflict that is going to last for decades, and in the end it is going to be resolved by the Afghans resolved. But for the moment this war grinds on.

Update: Hmmmm. Not sure about this …. Taliban want US deal, but some in bigger hurry than others (AP).