Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Afghanistan: how effective has [the] US strategy been

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ORF Radio FM4, 9 February 2018

Listen to a short analysis on the English service of Austrian public broadcaster ORF by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on what the new US air war in Afghanistan can and cannot achieve. As this was pre-recorded, a few points dropped out unfortunately, namely questions on US military claims that the increased number of air strikes has already turned the tide against the Taleban.


Here, Thomas answered that it was too early to tell, and since the US military had classified the figures about territorial control, there is no basis to tell. However, he added, classifying such data usually means that things are not going well.