What accounts for the re-emergence of the Taliban in Afghanistan? (COIN/…
-The Taliban, who are mostly Pashtun, draw natural support through tribal ties with Pashtuns, who make up nearly half of Kunduz’s population. Many of the fighters are local men who fled to Pakistan after 2001 and have returned in the last two years.
- the coalition can't give them any weapons bc they fear they might end up in the hands of te taliban like when they sponsored them against the USSR
- all the efforts dissapear bc people diasappear, switch sides
- the locals hate the police more than the taliban - on drug, child abuse, robberies, рекет
- elected local officials (they can be pro-foreign) - vice vid
- tribes being in conflict between each other so thay can't form 1 local army
- taliban are mixing with the locals and might be present even at the meeting b/w local forces/coalition and elderly. no one will go against the taliban bc they are the more permenent presense there
- trust issues - insider attacks, locals pointing who the taliban are but are they really the taliban?
- illiterate police and army, no technical knowledge as well