On Afghanistan Goals

Recent guest Rory Stewart said some extremely interesting things on the Bill Moyers Journal. Speaking about the military goals in Afghanistan and how much of a failure, or more importantly, unachievable these goals have proven to be. That said he isn’t talking about all or nothing, not trying to give a simple answer to such a complex situation.

Obviously there’s no shortage of reporting on Afghanistan out there, and it might all seem the same at some point. But if you’re trying to understand what is happening and what has happened when it comes to the International Military forces in Afghanistan, Rory Stewart explains it in a clear and useful way.  Highly recommend viewing or listening.


  1. September 30, 2009

    I really enjoyed Stewart’s book The Places In Between but felt his book about Afghanistan wasn’t as strong.

  2. September 30, 2009

    Um, I mean his book about Iraq wasn’t as strong. The Places In Between is about Afghanistan.

  3. luiz paulo
    October 1, 2009

    recently learned in a NYT story on the disappointment of the U.S. allies in the conflict that the losses of the armies of Canada, italy, germany only lists some constants are placed in local news in their countries as a defeat and failure of his troops for not coping with this situation.

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