David Ignatius, Washington Post | April 6, 2010
The US is trying to implement its "reconciliation and reintegration" strategy to start to bring the war in Afghanistan to a close. ++ This will involve dialogues between the US, Pakistan, and various Afghan parties including Karzai and the Taliban. ++ Recent military successes should not distract the US from its ultimate goal of transferring power to Afghan security forces. ++ The US is trying to work from the bottom up by working with local tribes. ++ "If war is an extension of politics, then to politics it must return."