07/13/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

David Wood: Obama Has No Afghanistan Benchmarks, Endpoint, Political Strategy

Afghan President Karzai's meetings in Washington this week ended with no sign of a badly needed joint political strategy to buttress the U.S.-led military campaign.

In official meetings and public appearances over two days, neither Karzai nor administration officials defined what they want Afghanistan to look like in one year, or five, or 10. Nor did anyone mention benchmarks that could help chart progress or lack of progress toward that goal.

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