Afghanistan: How We Got to Where We Are, the Washington Perspective
U.S. Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld (seated center) visits with U.S. Army MG Hagenback, Commanding General Coalition Joint Task Force Mountain (seated to Rumsfeld's right), at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan on April 27, 2002.(Photo: DOD)




Mark A. Burrough
Department of the Army, Civilian

The views expressed in the document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Army War College, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.



This USAWC AY09 resident course Strategy Research Project (SRP) paper examines the successes and failures of U.S. strategy and policy as related to the changing global and regional context of Afghanistan from the Cold War to the end of the George W. Bush administration. Issues investigated particularly focus on the changing levels of interest in Afghanistan and the consequences of the United States government actions or inactions as associated with changing strategy and policy.

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This paper looked at U.S. national strategy and policy; to access a related SRP paper, examing in-theater issues in Afghanistan. see: Bureaucracies at War: Organizing for Strategic Success in Afghanistan

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