The United States has launched a new strategy against the Taliban, it is called Successor Taliban Strategy. Why is the United States leaving Afghanistan? Are they afraid of losing Afghanistan to the Taliban? All these questions are very important to understand. So, I have decided to put all the answers in one place and then explain them to you.
Before we go into detail on the new strategy the United States is to launch, we need to understand what made the Taliban so strong in the first place. The first and most important part of this is that the Taleban cannot be defeated based on strength alone. In fact they are highly competent and experienced in fighting, but they are not the United States. The Taleban was fighting al Qaeda, and al Qaeda was a much bigger threat.
The Taleban would have fought to the death and still control large areas of Afghanistan. But they do not have the numbers or the man power to defeat an American force of several thousand soldiers. Now the question is how would a smaller Taleban force to defeat a US force of several thousand? We need to use our strategy to make it more difficult for them to fight.
This is why the new strategy is to try to make the Taleban weaker rather than trying to make the United States stronger. Is the United States going to do the same? We will not be the weaker for it. But it may make it harder for us to win because they will be fighting on multiple fronts.
The new strategy is to try and make the Taleban weaker and then kill them. This is a very dangerous game to play. It is not as easy as it sounds. This is why the new strategy is so carefully planned. They know that if they completely wipe out the Taleban that they will have gained more for America, but if they lose too much territory they might lose their hold over the opium trade in Afghanistan, which is their lifeblood.
If they lose that one thing they are very vulnerable and may start fighting among themselves to keep alive. What is the new strategy? Well, it is to try to kill as many as possible. To kill as many high-ranking Taleban, foreign fighters and supporters as quickly as possible. In fact, this new strategy is similar to the Chinese thinking about how to fight American GI’s in Vietnam and so on.
Now consider if you will that if we implemented this strategy the Chinese would do exactly the same and use their massive army and ships to try to encircle and destroy American troop groups. This is precisely what the Chinese did to push the Americans out of Vietnam. You could say that perhaps this is the Chinese equivalent of the Taleban. Maybe so, but this is just my speculation.
The other day I was mentioning this to a friend of mine who is an expert on military strategy and military power. He told me that maybe it is time for the United States to start worrying about this new strategy from the Taleban and maybe the Chinese are right. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it. If you have any comments or questions please shoot me an e-mail and I will get back to you soon as I have a lot of to work on.