Chasing the Taliban

How to take on the Taliban [March 8]? The real question should be, Why are we fighting the Taliban? If we are victorious, then what? We cannot afford to continue propping up puppet regimes worldwide. Haven't we learned a lesson from Iraq?

David Walker, DARTMOUTH, MASS.

Rather than pursuing President Obama's strategy of building while destroying, the U.S. and its allies should do what was done successfully with World War II: destroy the enemy's warmaking capabilities, then help rebuild the country while maintaining a military presence to ensure that it doesn't make war again. It worked...

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