The United States should be exploring new approaches for attaining its counterterrorism goals.
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The United States has a range of options for its new Afghanistan policy.
Officials whitewashing the Taliban as a responsible diplomatic party are getting the organization wrong.
Some American law enforcement and national security officials speculate that the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan may embolden American jihadist sympathizers.
Al-Qaeda will now have a more permissive environment in which to operate, but the precise context will be important for the U.S. policy response.
Does the United States still have the grit necessary to fight and win long wars?
The presence of international terrorist groups may grow in the months and years ahead, but there are steps the United States can take to mitigate the risks.
This isn’t the first time that the United States has had to reconsider its relationship with a resurgent Taliban—or a chaotic and uncertain Afghanistan.
Short on options in Afghanistan, the United States is pressing the Taliban on several issues even as they cooperate on urgent priorities. The Taliban will not compromise on their core interests but could partner on narrowly defined mutual objectives.