Military Aspects Af-Pak Situation: An Appraisal
Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF

It is axiomatic that military aspects can not be discussed in isolation as many other factors have a direct impact on the given military situation. In the current Af-Pak scenario political and economic compulsions have a direct bearing on the behaviour of many players in the evolving Af-Pak imbroglio. Clausewitz opined that ‘war is a continuation of politics’ which in effect means that war or for that matter any military action can not be separated from political activity. Further, to execute any kind of national or military strategy adequate resources are required. With the US and European nations reeling under the adverse effects of global recession there is a clamour amongst them to reduce their commitment to the unending Afghan conflict.

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