The Futility of Afghanistan

We all read about the coordinated Taliban suicide attacks in Kabul and three other Afghan cities on April 15.  But you had to read almost to the end of a long article about Pakistan two weeks later* to find this:

“Officials have also identified a possible intelligence gap.  Ethnic infighting at the top of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security, may have resulted in key people failing to pass on information that could have helped derail the attacks.”

So after a decade of fighting there, we still haven’t secured the top ranks of their intelligence agency not to work against us.  Time to go, people.

*  “U. S. Talks Fail As Pakistanis Seek Apology,” Declan Walsh, Eric Schmitt, Steven Lee Myers, NYT

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