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The Battle for Advantage in Afghanistan

Nov 29, 2017 | 08:12 GMT
U.S. marines talk to Ugandan contractors at a guard station in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Beyond diplomatic efforts to regionalize the conflict and enlist more cooperation from Pakistan, the United States will focus its efforts on finding ways to push the Taliban back on the battlefield. A key aspect of this effort will be to improve the overall capabilities of the Afghan National Security Forces.

(ANDREW RENNEISEN/Getty Images)

With the war between the Taliban and U.S.-backed Afghan forces at an impasse, both sides are planning their next moves. But neither will find the stalemate easy to break....

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