Peace hope for Afghans
THE Taliban is winning back territory in Afghanistan, but Australia’s chief of military operations says there is hope for peace in the war-torn nation.
Asked yesterday if coalition forces in Afghanistan should admit the war is lost, chief of joint operations Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld said: “That’s one question we’ll have to have with our government.
“But I can assure you that we’re nowhere near that point.
“The Taliban, they have their military objectives, they also have their political objectives, but they’re all getting very tired. There are opportunities here for reconciliation.”