How to Help Kabul Stand on Its OwnRonald E. Neumann; Stephen Hadley and John D. Podesta
HASTE MAKES WASTE
Ronald E. Neumann
Stephen Hadley and John Podesta accurately describe Washington’s policy dilemmas and preferred outcomes in Afghanistan (“The Right Way Out of Afghanistan,” July/August 2012) . They correctly note the deep dysfunction of the current Afghan government and convincingly argue for a U.S. policy that relies on more than just military force. They are also right that although some U.S. financial support and troop presence in Afghanistan will be required after 2014, Washington’s current commitments to the country are unsustainable.
What they fail to account for, how