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The War in Afghanistan: More Help Needed

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Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Phillips; Lisa Curtis

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: International relations (International peace and security)

Keywords: National security; isaf; Pashtun; taliban

Type: Report

Coverage: Afghanistan Pakistan


Greater international support is needed to secure and stabilize Afghanistan, a crucial front in the global war on terrorism. The February 18 Pakistani election provides an opportunity to isolate extremists along the border. The U.S. should work with NATO countries on a joint approach to Pakistan and consider appointing a high-level envoy to coordinate policies between Afghanistan and Pakistan.