The Battle for Advantage in Afghanistan
Nov 29, 2017 | 08:12 GMT
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- Both the U.S.-backed Afghan National Security Forces and the Taliban will ramp up their operations in the years ahead to break the stalemate in Afghanistan.
- The Taliban will seek to elevate its rural insurgency by seizing critical urban terrain, while Afghan security forces will transition to major offensive operations to regain key territory in the countryside.
- Both sides, however, will face substantial obstacles, impeding their efforts toward breaking the stalemate.