Afghanistan after Mattis: A revised strategy to focus on counterterrorism and the Afghan Security Forces

Executive summary The center of gravity in the U.S.-led NATO mission in Afghanistan should be modified. The focus should not be on nation-building writ large. Nor should it be on helping the Afghan government extend its control over more of the country’s territory—a desirable, but nonessential, objective. Rather, the emphasis should be squarely on making … Continue reading Afghanistan after Mattis: A revised strategy to focus on counterterrorism and the Afghan Security Forces