Ending MisAfghanagement

Sunday Times:
Britain’s most senior military commander in Afghanistan has warned that the war against the Taliban cannot be won.
“We want to change the nature of the debate from one where disputes are settled through the barrel of the gun to one where it is done through negotiations.”

“If the Taliban were prepared to sit on the other side of the table and talk about a political settlement, then that’s precisely the sort of progress that concludes insurgencies like this. That shouldn’t make people uncomfortable.”