What is the strategy in Afghanistan? I assume it is to train the Afghans and then let them be in control of their security. Thing is we have been there for 7 years. Does the Karzai government have direct influence outside Kabul? I just assumed that within 7 years multinational forces would be sweeping through areas and bolstering the influence of the national government. Is it not enough troops, is it lack of will of Allies, or lack of will of Afghans? Seems as if we are tying ourselves in knots trying to pacify locals by allowing Sharia, turning a blind eye to heroin, trying not to offend Pakistan by allowing it to be a safe haven for enemies and allowing them to harbor Bin Laden, trying to keep warlords in our graces by allowing autonomy from Kabul government. What is the way forward?
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