Trump's new Afghan strategy ‘part of Hybrid War on CPEC’
MOSCOW - What US President Donald Trump really wants to do is put multi-pronged pressure on Pakistan as part of a Hybrid War on China Pakistan Economic Corridor through the American-backed strategic interlinking of its Afghan and Indian neighbours, a Russian political analyst and journalist has claimed.
Terming Trump’s Afghan strategy a ploy against CPEC, Andrew Korybko wrote in an opinion piece for an online forum Global Village Space that the policy is much wider than just Afghanistan. It “includes components of a reworked approach to South Asia as a whole”.
Trump had earlier this week pilloried Pakistan accusing it of “harbouring terrorists” that the US was fighting. Korybko, however, termed the US president’s rhetoric a means of putting pressure on Pakistan.
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More than 60,000 Pakistanis had died during the years-long war on terrorism. And, Korybko maintained, the Operation Zarb-e-Azb, launched by former military chief Gen (r) Raheel Sharif was “the first time that a country had ever liberated all of its lands from “territorial terrorists” of the Daesh type, let alone without any foreign assistance.”
“Trump decided to harshly criticise Pakistan and put pressure on it by using the old and discredited trope that it’s a haven for ‘terrorists’ and uncooperative in fighting against this menace,” the journalist wrote.
The goal is “to influence, disrupt, and then ultimately control China’s game-changing corridor to the Indian Ocean through state and non-state proxy warfare.”
The US president had earlier this week backtracked from his earlier position of pulling out of Afghanistan and cleared the way for more American troops on the ground in the war-torn country. Although Trump didn’t specify any figure, official announcements came from the White House that it had been agreed that up to 4,000 more troops would be deployed.
“The deployment of more soldiers is supposed to be a force-multiplier that’s anticipated to provide valuable back-end military assistance to the Afghan National Army, as Trump made it clear that the entire process from now on must be Afghan-led, including the political one,” wrote Korybko, who works for Russia’s Sputnik news agency.
He added that it was ironic that Trump had requested for more Indian assistance in Afghanistan considering that Pakistan regularly accuses India of providing support to the Afghan-based terrorists who carry attacks out on its soil. “This accusation is also backed up by the confession of arrested Indian Hybrid War operative Kulbhushan Jhadav,” he stated.
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