ASAP – not a moment too soon for Afghanistan

USIP-OliveBranch-LogoThe recently launched initiative, Alliance in Support of the Afghan People (ASAP), a bipartisan coalition dedicated to preserving and protecting the gains made in Afghanistan since 2001, is timely and welcome.

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I share the views of ASAP, but that’s largely because I have been working on Afghanistan for 20 years and have a deep affection for that difficult and troubled country. I also understand why many Americans without that experience have doubts about the usefulness of our continued commitment to Afghanistan.

To me, one of the things that is most important about ASAP’s initiative is that it takes seriously the idea that more and more Americans need to be convinced that Afghanistan should not be abandoned, that coherent arguments must be made, and that such concerns must be taken seriously.

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