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Which Afghanistan will it be?

   Which Afghanistan will it be?
By Jim Maceda, NBC News Correspondent  

 KABUL – What will Afghanistan look like in 2015? That depends a lot on how you see the country
– and the conflict – in 2011.

There are basically two camps: unbounded optimists who see great things in Afghanistan’s future
and pessimists who see a quagmire that can only get worse. The billion-dollar question – specially
for U.S. taxpayers – is which view will prevail?

Peace, stability and good times ahead
The optimists, and that includes every U.S. military commander and government official I’ve ever
spoken to here, believe that the coalition effort at nation-securing and building (aka counter-
insurgency) is on track and truly making a difference.

They point out that the 40,000 additional U.S. forces that “surged” in two waves in 2009 and 2010
have largely succeeded in clearing out the Taliban from its staging areas in the insurgent
heartlands of Kandahar and Helmand. U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates even recently
dared to use the ‘t’ word when he suggested that this year, 2011, could be a “tipping point” if those
battlefield gains are held and expanded.

These same optimists see an Afghan-run nation by 2015 which will have effectively won the war.
How can that be?
Maj. Gen. John Nicholson, Chief of Operations for General David Petraeus and
a veteran of six years on the Afghan battlefield, put it bluntly. “We will defeat the Taliban in
southern Afghanistan this year,” he told me. “Defeat, in military doctrine, means preventing the
enemy from obtaining its objectives. In the Taliban’s case, we – and the Afghan security
forces – will prevent it from holding on to, or taking back, its safe havens
there".


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