HUFFINGTON POST
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Robert Pape: To Beat The Taliban, Fight From Afar

AS President Obama and his national security team confer this week to consider strategies for Afghanistan, one point seems clear: our current military forces cannot win the war. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top American commander there, has asked for 40,000 or more additional United States troops, which many are calling an ambitious new course. In truth, it is not new and it is not bold enough.

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