Adam Wunische discusses the fact that Afghans overwhelmingly want U.S. troops out of their country—and they are also optimistic about the chances for a peaceful resolution to the resultant power vacuum. Scott has always said there’s a strong chance that the civil strife that has plagued the country for years will just continue in America’s absence, but that that is no reason to stay. Still, it is possible that the various factions vying for control will be able to reasonably negotiate a peace.
Discussed on the show:
- “Survey Finds Afghans Want U.S. Troops to Leave” (Responsible Statecraft)
- “U.S. officials misled the public about the war in Afghanistan, confidential documents reveal” (Washington Post)
- An Enemy We Created: The Myth of the Taliban-Al Qaeda Merger in Afghanistan
- “The Real Lesson from the Afghanistan Papers: Pull the U.S. Military Out of the Statebuilding Business” (Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft)
Adam Wunische is a researcher for the Quincy Institute, an instructor at George Washington University’s Security Policy Studies program, and a PhD candidate at Boston College. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, completing two deployments to Afghanistan. Follow him on Twitter @AdamWunische.
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