Afghan Retrograde, With No Decisive End Projected
As the resilient Taliban opposition shows no face and rears no head to show peace talks, Americans are tempted to pull the plug on the 13 year conflict now. A decisive end seems nowhere in sight. The allied offensive that just ended. Spearheaded by an influx of 30,000 U.S. troops, hammered the Taliban in its southern strongholds. Yet the insurgency persists as the American-led international military coalition transitions security responsibilities to the Afghans before exiting in two years.