An Army officer on the US’s new policy for Afghanistan: more misguided strategy – Business Insider

President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer about a strategy in Afghanistan. Carolyn Kaster/AP

President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer about a strategy in Afghanistan. Carolyn Kaster/AP

The newly announced Afghanistan strategy differs only in style, not substance, from the strategies of the past, and certainly from the current strategy. After 16 years we still lack a coherent strategy, once that aligns ways and means to achieve realistic ends.

It’s true the administration promises to utilize all the elements of American power, but this is a bromide.

While it renounces nation building and timelines (removed in 2014) and emphasizes “killing terrorists,” the new… Read More on Business Insider