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Afghanistan: Can the troop surge be effective?

Sandstrom, Karl (2010) Afghanistan: Can the troop surge be effective? International Affairs at LSE (26 Feb 2010). Website.

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The surge and connected strategy are logical when viewing the situation through Westernised lenses but pose a number of issues. General McChrystal explained the strategy of expanding bubbles of security that the surge will support in a recent interview. NATO/ISAF forces would provide a slowly expanding security presence and gradually be replaced by Afghan forces. Under this security umbrella farmers would chose to grow wheat instead of poppy and go to the market instead of to the gun. This makes perfect sense in a Western perspective. The war however is in Afghanistan.

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Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 08:39
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:27

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