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Unformatted text preview: Security Challenges in the Post-Cold War Era 17 Afghanistan War, Phase II: The Surge and After *O'Hanlon, Michael. &quot;Staying Power: The U.S. Mission in Afghanistan Beyond 2011,&quot; Foreign Affairs , vol. 89, no. 5 (September/October 2010), pp. 63-79. *Blackwill, Robert D. &quot;Plan B in Afghanistan: Why a De Facto Partition Is the Least Bad Option,&quot; Foreign Affairs , vol. 90, no. 1 (January/February 2011), pp. 42-50. * Blackwell says it wont work for four reasons * 1. Americans wont fight conventionally and therefore wont be ablet to defeat Taliban * 2. Lack competence to build trust among Afghans mistrust of foreign presence * 3. Karzai regime hopelessly corrupt * 4. Pakistani ilitary will not accept a decisive defeat of Taliban, which would lead to a successful Karzai regime aligned with India * Blackwell says we cant cut losses and simply leave we made a commitment and it would damage Americas reputation for resolve (like Security Challenges in the Post-Cold War Era *Mueller, John. How Dangerous Are the Taliban? Why Afghanistan Is the Wrong War, Foreign Affairs online , April 15, 2009, http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/64932/john- mueller/how- dangerous-are-the-taliban? page=show *Gentile, Gian P. &quot;A Strategy of Tactics: Population-Centric COIN and the Army,&quot; Parameters: US Army War College, vol. 39, no. 3 (Fall 2009), pp. 5-17. o Gentile: This is a mistake; putting all eggs in population-centric COINs basket; overlearning lessons we should have learned in Vietnam and overlooking other potential challenges * Not always the best response to insurgency in developing world *Nagl, John A. &quot;Let's Win the Wars We're In,&quot; JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly , No. 52 (1st Quarter 2009), pp. 20-26....
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