Now in its tenth year, the US-led military campaign in Afghanistan continues with no foreseeable end in sight. Ending Obama's War is intended to help and hold President Obama to his policy of beginning military withdrawals in July 2011 - and sooner if possible. Renowned peace scholar David Cortright offers realistic alternatives for ending the war whilst continuing to help the Afghan people, especially women, with development and human rights. Ending Obama's War outlines a responsible military disengagement strategy and links it to agreements on security cooperation, political power sharing, and a regional diplomatic compact. This is a timely, informed study which offers a way forward for one of the world's worst conflict zones.

chapter |8 pages


chapter 1|26 pages

A “Good War”?

chapter 2|28 pages

An Unwinnable War

chapter 3|26 pages

Gendered Intervention

chapter 4|12 pages

Development and Security

chapter 5|24 pages

Security Solutions