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How Smart Economic Strategy Could Strengthen the Afghan Counterinsurgency


Authored by Dr. Leif Rosenberger.

March 2011

Brief Synopsis

Without question, the war in Afghanistan is a formidable challenge for the U.S. The success or failure of the counterinsurgency strategy that General Petraeus is implementing in Afghanistan will ultimately take years to determine. However, General Petraeus is absolutely correct on one critical point: there is no purely military solution in Afghanistan. Only through a truly comprehensive, whole-of-government approach, can the U.S. and its coalition partners succeed in Afghanistan.


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