Wardak:U.S. Should Support ANA

In an article published in May, in the on-line journal Asia Chronicle, Hamed Wardak lists ten ideas he hopes the United States can implement in order to defeat the Taliban and al Qaeda mapafghanistanand to bring security and stability to Afghanistan. Here is a brief summary of one of those ideas.

The United States should support the Afghan National Army: According to public opinion polls of Afghani citizens, the Afghan National Army, (ANA) is the most respected government body in Afghanistan. The 3,600 U.S. troops now in Afghanistan cost more money to U.S. taxpayers than if the United States would invest in the 250,000 ANA soldiers who themselves could defeat al Qaeda and the Taliban.