A Regional Security Strategy for South and Central Asia
The United States is at a strategic inflection point in South and Central Asia. The death of Osama bin Laden, together with the projected transition to a smaller US military presence in Afghanistan, presents a new opportunity for the United States to protect its enduring interests in the region.This report culminates a year-long project examining the future of US strategy in South and Central Asia given the pending drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan. It is neither an exhaustive treatment of an extraordinarily complex and diverse region nor a comprehensive plan for policymakers. Rather, it identifies key priorities for the United States and the key components of a regional strategy offered in light of tumultuous current events.
© 2011 Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
David W Barno, Andrew Exum, Matthew Irvine