Far From Achieving Strategic Objectives

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The Cipher Brief spoke with Congressman Will Hurd of Texas about the increasing security challenges in Afghanistan. According to Hurd, U.S. objectives in Afghanistan have remained the same since 2001. Those objectives include creating “a stable and effective government and security apparatus” and preventing “terrorist groups, like al Qaeda from plotting against us again.” However, the current environment in Afghanistan “demonstrates that we are far from achieving these strategic objectives,” says Hurd.

The Cipher Brief: What do you make of the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan?

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