Sojourners: A “humanitarian and development surge in Afghanistan?”

Recent events in Obama’s handling of the war in Afghanistan suggest perhaps a change in policy toward humanitarian and developmental aid are on the way.

According to Jim Wallis, a change in direction, and pressure from the faith community is paramount:

Development and humanitarian assistance can no longer be an afterthought; they must be central to any strategy the U.S. government puts forward. It is time to stop arguing about the size of the hammer needed and begin looking at what other tools we might have in our belts.

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  1. […] A few weeks ago Sojourners appealed to Obama to rethink military strategy in Afghanistan and focus instead on humanitarian aid. […]

  2. […] the past several weeks Jim Wallis has published a series of blogs calling for Obama to change to a humanitarian approach to […]

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