Regional Command West
The White House is dropping strong hints that the number of American troops in Afghanistan after 2014 may fall below 10,000, possibly even below 5,000. Unnamed White House officials suggested to the press that lower levels of U.S. support to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) will be sufficient to contain future Taliban threats.
Please join ISW, Senators McCain & Lieberman and General Keane for this important discussion on the U.S. role in Afghanistan, the future of the country, and what to expect this year and beyond.
The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has been active in the Pakistani tribal region since late 2001, where it reconstituted after fighting alongside the Taliban.
Selected video from September 22, 2010. From the Front Lines: Evaluating Afghanistan.
"With a new commander and a renewed commitment from the commander in chief, we will make military progress in Afghanistan."
Don't Go Wobbly on Afghanistan
President Obama was right in March.
The Weekly Standard, By Frederick W. Kagan and Kimberly Kagan, October 12, 2009