As the Taliban rises, the clock is ticking. Beltway Bandits and Afghan officials—virtually all of whom are dual nationals or married to foreigners, and have one foot out the door—are trying to goad Trump into jumping headfirst into the Afghan quicksand.
Trump must know that there will be no “winning” in Afghanistan. But as the advice he is getting shows, there are many ways to lose.
Image: A labourer takes a break at a coal dump site outside Mazar-i-Sharif, November 6, 2014. Picture taken on November 6, 2014. REUTERS/Anil Usyan.