Accession Number : ADA560219


Title :   Afghanistan...Another Chance for Peace With Honor


Descriptive Note : Strategy Research Project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Simley, Michael D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a560219.pdf


Report Date : 24 Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : President Barack Obama has rejected former President George W. Bush s doctrine that placed the War on Terror at the center of American foreign policy, yet the Obama Administration has largely adopted the Bush Administration s strategy in Afghanistan. After nine years of war in Afghanistan and with a national deficit exceeding 14.1 trillion dollars and climbing, President Obama s policy in Afghanistan and the economy will likely define the success or failure of his Administration. This paper reviews Al Qaeda s rise to power as a terrorist organization and their attacks against the United States since 1992. It then compares the wars in Afghanistan and Vietnam and recommends adjustments to the Obama Administration s current policy in Afghanistan to achieve a peace with honor and permit the nation to focus resources on disrupting Al Qaeda safe havens worldwide. 15.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *TERRORISM , AFGHANISTAN , COUNTERINSURGENCY , DEFICIENCIES , FAILURE , INSURGENCY , PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES) , UNITED STATES , VIETNAM


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE