An unlikely exit from Afghanistan

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January 4, 2011
Boston Globe
by H.D.S. Greenway  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"We don’t label our war aims quite so frankly these days, but, in effect, that was America’s goal a decade ago: to inflict retribution on Al Qaeda and its enablers, the Taliban, in the wake of 9/11. The goals have shifted many times since, but we now seem to have settled on our war aims: Not to create a '21st century Afghanistan,' said Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, nor a country 'free of corruption,' but simply to reduce the Taliban so that Afghan forces can deal with them, hopefully by 2014." (01/04/11)  

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