U.S. Re-evaluates Bombing Policy in Afghanistan

U.S. airstrike policy in Afghanistan--bomb the house to get the suspected Taliban inside and never mind the civilians--has been penny-wise and dollar-poor.

Even if we set aside the heinous ethical problem with this approach, there is a tactical one that precludes attaining the ambiguous American aims in Afghanistan. Rampant civilian killing ensures anti-American sentiment will increase exponentially and that the Taliban will always have new recruits.

Finally, the U.S. is re-evaluating this approach to favor one that has more focus on the eventual peace. Read more about Gen. McChrystal’s amendments to U.S. bombing policy in Afghanistan here.