As the Obama administration ponders the way forward in Afghanistan, the AfPak Channel reached out to experts who have lived in Afghanistan or researched and reported from the region for extended periods of time to ask, in about what a senior National Security Council staffer might have time to say to him in one of the meetings that is now going on in the White House, what they would tell Obama as he considers his options. These are their answers.
More Talking, Not More Troops - Graeme Smith
Prioritize in Afghanistan - J Alexander Thier
Nearly Anywhere Terrorists Operate - Michael Innes
It's Not About the Number of Troops - Gretchen Peters
An Articulate Plan for Security - Asma Nemati
Time for the Heavy Lifting - Peter Bergen