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Memo

A "Dual Track Strategy" for Afghanistan

Fighting our Enemies and Helping the Afghan People Rebuild.

Author: Matt Bennett, Vice President for Public Affairs; Scott Payne, Policy Advisor, National Security Program
In The National Security Program

Abstract

This memo takes on the rising chorus of voices calling for a military withdrawal from Afghanistan and offers ideas about how we can more effectively fight our enemies there and help the Afghan people rebuild.

Description

Two myths underlie the current criticisms of a continuing US military role in Afghanistan: first, that our efforts are doomed to failure because of the history of Afghanistan; and second, that a development-only strategy could succeed in stabilizing the country. This memo argues that the United States must undertake a “Dual Track Strategy” for Afghanistan – one focused both on increased security and on stepped up development aid and diplomacy.

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