Guidelines for a Peace Process
Published In: Survival, v. 53, no. 4, Commentary, Aug.-Sep. 2011, p. 5-12
Posted on RAND.org on August 01, 2011
The overarching Western objective in Afghanistan should be to prevent that country from becoming not just a haven for transnational terrorists, but a terrorist ally as well. That was the situation prior to 9/11 and it would be so again if the Taliban returned to power with al-Qaeda backing.