How Can the U.S. Win in Afghanistan?
On October 7, 2001 the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks, hoping to disable terrorists operating from the mountainous country. After some initial success and the start of the War in Iraq, Afghanistan largely became a back burner issue. However, in recent months the situation there has deteriorated significantly, with Taliban attacks and American casualties at their highest level since 2001. Now newly elected President Barack Obama turns his attention to this forgotten war and attempts to answer one key question: How can the U.S win in Afghanistan?