Are We Losing in Afghanistan?

March 13, 2007  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Weblog

Afghanistan may be called "The Forgotten War" but we'd better hurry up and remember it, for time is short. That's increasingly the word from experts both military and non-military, including an exhaustive survey based on 1,000 interviews with Afghans released by the D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Put another way, the peak year for progress appears to have been 2005. It's been downhill since then and if it isn't arrested soon the nation will be lost. "2007 is a critical year," the study's co-director Frederick Barton said at an event releasing the survey. Read all about it in my TCS Daily article, "Survey of Afghans Says Time Running Out."