Afghanistan as Vietnam: Heeding George Kennan's Wise Advice
I can't remember how many times I have said
that the U.S. military adventure in Afghanistan is a fool's errand.
reaction I frequently encounter includes some variant of, "How can you blithely
acquiesce in the chaos that will inevitably ensue if we and our NATO allies
withdraw our troops?" While the "inevitable chaos" part is open to doubt, the
question itself is a fair one.