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To Salvage What we can From Afghanistan, Our Leaders Must Admit that the War has Failed

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The Daily Beast, 24 January 2013

“As America ploughs through its 13th year of war in Afghanistan and negotiates with Kabul to keeps troops there for another ten years, we must take a sober look at the military and diplomatic actions that have thus far characterized our involvement” write Lt Col. Daniel L. Davis, and concludes that “Over the last number of years our most senior leaders have resolutely refused to admit what the evidence plainly confirms: our strategies and policies have failed.” This, he says also goes for the ANSF and he quotes from a dispatch by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig.

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