On August 21, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Scott Cooper was quoted in an article in Al Jazeera titled “Afghanistan shows ‘limitations’ of US military.” In the article, Cooper comments on the trade-offs between diplomacy and military responses in Afghanistan.

The military option is oftentimes the most fraught and difficult and probably not the right option if there are not other things that are involved such as a diplomatic option.

Scott Cooper

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