Obama’s new Afghan policy

Afghan mapPresident Obama will tell the nation Tuesday about his new policy in Afghanistan.  Journalism Professor Nick Mills, author of “Karzai: The failing American Intervention and the Struggle for Afghanistan,” says he is disappointed at reports that Obama will increase U.S. troop strength there.

“I don’t expect that an additional 30,000 troops will make much of a difference; it will bring our forces to about the highest level of Red Army forces that were in Afghanistan in the late 1980s, and the Soviets understood that even that number was insufficient. The insurgency will grow to meet any new levels of force.”

Contact Nick Mills, 617-353-3492, nmills@bu.edu

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