How Should the U.S. Proceed in Afghanistan

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Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographics and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help ...

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Overview

Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographics and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737744255
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 6/19/2009
  • Series: At Issue Series: International Politics
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Slowness in Providing Early Aid Has Allowed a Taliban Resurgence Paul M. Rodriguez 10

2 U.S. Withdrawal Would Leave Afghanistan in a Shambles Alex Thurston 17

3 A Failed U.S. Strategy Helps the Taliban Win Local Support Paul Rogers 23

4 United States Needs Patience and Pakistan's Help to Overcome the Taliban Lisa Curtis James Phillips 29

5 The United States Must Work at the Local Level to Encourage Democracy Jesse Aizenstat 43

6 The Afghan Army and Parliament Must Provide National Unity Beth Cole Kiya Bajpai 48

7 NATO Must Commit to Afghanistan's Future Bruce Riedel Karl F. Inderfurth 55

8 NATO Must Help Afghanistan and Its Neighbors Cooperate Joschka Fischer 59

9 The Course of U.S. Action Must Run Through Pakistan Fred Kaplan 63

10 The United States Must Not Destabilize Pakistan Jim Lobe 68

11 Covert Operations Cannot Substitute for Sound Policy Patrick Cockburn 73

Organizations to Contact 78

Bibliography 81

Index 87

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