Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Tougher U.S. strategy brings Afghan gains, but peace or victory look remote

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Reuters, al-Jazeera, 8 February 2018

AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted here on the latest uptick of the US air war in Afghanistan:

Thomas Ruttig of the Afghanistan Analysts Network think-tank told Reuters there were limits to what air power could achieve, while pointing out that the number of civilian casualties had risen, which could be used by the Taliban for propaganda.

“Pushing the Taliban back is not victory over them,” he said. “The Taliban have proven that they are able to adjust and out-wait such campaigns before.”

Here on al-Jazeera.