US needs to do more
Posted on 5 months ago
The report blames Pakistan for failing to flush out militants hiding there in the ungoverned areas along the difficult Afghan border. The report does not mention the state of affairs on there side of the border where size of poppy crop which is root cause of all the ills, has recorded 18 per cent increase. Americans are practically ruling Afghanistan for over a decade or so yet they have failed to eradicate corruption or main sources of funding for the majority warlords meaning thereby Americans too have their share of failure that they ignore perhaps it serves their interests. So is the case with limited capability of Afghans, again the Americans knew their timeframe for pullout from Afghanistan, they should have given special emphasis upon capacity or capability building of the Afghan forces to keep the country well protected from killings and kidnapping of the Afghans by the insurgents.
The report, though, claims that civilian causalities caused by the NATO forces had come down by 35 per cent but casualties in insurgents’ attacks have increased that gives the impression that foreign forces had confined their movement in well protected areas leaving a huge void for insurgents to rule the outskirts. The killing of the people recklessly as the foreign troops resorted to earlier in Afghanistan has not won many friends there rather their modus operandi irked many insiders to point their guns at their allies. Realizing the meaningful solution to the situation, the US has initiated a process of political reconciliation in Afghanistan but involving “good Taliban” of their own choosing which may not produce desired results till canvass of the process is extended to all key stakeholders in the region. Americans need to do a lot more.
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