Senate Foreign Relations Committee meets to discuss Afghanistan
Really, this is a great post over at Fletcher Reflections about the recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting on Afghanistan. It starts like this:
Last week, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations met to discuss the war in Afghanistan. Two hearings titled Exploring Three Strategies for Afghanistan and Countering the Threat of Failure in Afghanistan were intended to address how America should proceed in Afghanistan. Presiding over the hearings was Massachusetts Senator John Kerry who commented in his opening statements that the US lacked “realistic” goals in Afghanistan.
“I am concerned by where we are today in Afghanistan – about the rising number of casualties among our troops and those of our allies, about the deeply flawed presidential voting that took place, about the impunity with which drug traffickers operate, and about the rampant corruption undermining the faith of Afghans in their government and ours.”
Read more at Fletcher Reflections.