Way forward in Afghanistan remains murky

The World

The war in Afghanistan continues to drag on, and the Obama administration is waiting for the country’s presidential election runoff before deciding whether to send additional troops to the region. Former Vice President Dick Cheney called this timetable “dithering” in a speech yesterday. For a military perspective on the matter, we speak to retired Air Force Col. Sam Gardiner. Some of the logistical challenges facing troops on the ground also complicate the ongoing strategy; part of the problem is as basic as knowing who to fight. New York Times reporter Scott Shane writes in today’s paper about the two types of Taliban that U.S.-led troops are fighting.

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