Afghanistan-Abzug bis Ende 2014? Na ja.

Nach dem NATO-Gipfel am vergangenen Wochenende hat sich Thomas Ruttig vom Afghanistan Analysts Network mal die Gipfelergebnisse im Hinblick auf Afghanistan ab 2015 angeguckt. Seine lesenswerte Analyse:

The spin from Chicago is working. Many media reported that the war in Afghanistan will be over and Western troops gone by 2014. Apparently, they did not get President Obama’s full message that was much more subtle: that the war ‘as we know it’ will be over. It will change its character and the new NATO mission will be smaller and less visible while western governments hope that less visibility will get the war in Afghanistan off the front pages. But don’t be fooled, says Thomas Ruttig, a Senior Analyst at AAN, there is no full NATO withdrawal and war will not be over just because you do not read about it anymore.

Hier geht’s weiter.