United States Exit Strategy From Afghanistan

posted Nov 2, 2013, 4:05 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 2, 2013, 4:08 PM ]
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/opinion/an-exit-strategy-from-afghanistan.html?_r=0

The United States is still looking for away out of its 12 year old military commitment in Afghanistan, trying to avoid a stalemate. It has been concluded a while ago that war could not end by military victory, but by a negotiated settlement. Part of their exit strategy is to make a bilateral security agreement between the two nations, and a political settlement with the Taliban. Unfortunately it is not promised that once American forces leave that the Taliban would not gain ground, at least in rural areas.


This article relates to this standard because it describes how the United States has been involved in and trying to exit Afghanistan. It also tells how American forces haven’t left yet because if they do, they believe the Taliban would take over.


SS7H2 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East) leading to the 21st century.d. Explain U.S. presence and interest in Southwest Asia; include the Persian Gulf conflict and invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

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