Center for American Progress Policy Paper: A Powerful Compliment to Afghanistan Study Group
An impressive paper released last month by the Center for American Progress strongly advocates political inclusion, reconciliation, and diplomacy—the hallmarks of a more rational foreign policy in Afghanistan. Among the recommendations:
1. Create a political strategy with deadlines and benchmarks to create greater checks and balances…
2. Encourage inclusive reconciliation among fighting parties and unarmed actors.
3. Reduce the military footprint, realigning U.S. and NATO military strategy with core security interests.
These recommendations are strikingly similar to those presented by another group of foreign policy experts in a paper published in August.