What next in Afghanistan?
When people suggest that Afghanistan or Iraq will be America’s “next Vietnam”, I agree but not in the way that they mean. What I think is that the politicians need to stay out of it and let the military run the war. That’s what I learned from reading “We were soldiers once and young…“ I was reminded of that today when I read an analysis of our options in Afghanistan as described by Rusty at the Jawa Report. I highly recommend reading the whole thing.
I’m not sure we need to follow the Iraq strategy in Somalia. Frankly, I’m not sure how to solve the Somalia problem!
However, I am fairly confident that following the Somalia strategy in Afghanistan is a sure path to failure. And failure in the war against violent Islamism is not an option.