The War of Attrition

In Afghanistan a war of attrition has been waging. The war is not a classic war of attrition, but a novel way of fighting. On the one side the allied forces are aiming to kill as many Taliban leaders as possible, and trying to kill them in a risk free way as far as the allied forces are concerned. They drop bombs on to places where Taliban leaders are suspected to be, they send unmanned drones to blow up where they think Taliban leaders are staying. The allies are pursuing an policy of trying to kill every Taliban leader, with the object of making the Taliban leaderless. Continue reading