More troops won’t end the unwinnable war in Afghanistan

As featured in Vice



Emily Winterbotham, an Afghanistan expert at the Royal United Services Institute, said sending additional troops was “a sticking plaster and will just prolong what is a negatively deteriorating stalemate.” Winterbotham added that the additional troop deployment, expected to focus on boosting special operations and air-power capacities, would increase the U.S. military’s ability to carry out different operations simultaneously. But ultimately, any increase in troops was likely to be met with pushback from insurgents.