Top U.S. Commander Says Taliban Winning Communication Initiative

Tragically, organizations responsible to maintain the successes and momentum of the Inter Religious Federation for World Peace (IRFWP) dropped the ball, leaving the world more dangerous, and less equipped to manage current geopolitical challenges.

longing for authoritative religious figures to mediate the ideal of
reconciliation was a design and achievement of the IRFWP
2o years ago. The US military has little access, understanding, or
credibility in this community that is indispensable to the larger work
of dissolving the unique challenges in Afghanistand and Pakistan.

has repeatedly complained that the Taliban has communicated more
effectively than the United States. In June, he told a House
subcommittee there was a need to refine the coalition’s message and use
new ways to reach Afghans, suggesting cell phones, radio and other
means, the Post reported.

said one way to accomplish this is to “disrupt and degrade” the
insurgent networks. He suggests getting authoritative figures, such as
religious leaders, to deliver messages “so they are credible,” the Post

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