The Obama administration is focused on meeting its July 2011 deadline to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, but it has no political strategy to help stabilize the country, current and former U.S. officials and other experts are warning.
The failure to articulate what a post-American Afghanistan should look like and devise a political path for achieving it is a major obstacle to success for the U.S. military-led counter-insurgency campaign that’s underway, these officials and experts said.
The result is “strategic confusion,” said Ronald E. Neumann, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan from 2005-07.
B.O. isn’t even making it up as he goes along.