Tougher U.S. strategy brings Afghan gains, but peace or victory look remote
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.
‚ÄúPushing the Taliban back is not victory over them,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThe Taliban have proven that they are able to adjust and out-wait such campaigns before.‚ÄĚ
Here on al-Jazeera.