[Strategic Intel] The Taliban have are implementing a deadly new tactic in Afghanistan

After nearly 17 years of combat, the Taliban in Afghanistan are implementing a new offensive strategy that is as deadly as it is risky, politically speaking: Urban attacks. In the past week the International Hotel in the capital of Kabul was attacked — leaving four Americans dead — as were offices of Save the Children in the urban center of Jalalabad. The attacks are meant to prove a couple of things…

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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.

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