Yale lecturer Stuart Gottlieb made Friday’s Opinion page of the New York Times with a letter calling for cautious analysis of America’s involvement in Afghanistan. “The Obama administration’s desire to find a “middle way” between all-in and all-out in United States strategy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan is certainly understandable,” he said. “But a policy based primarily on fighting Al Qaeda in Pakistan is fraught with peril.…We should not fool ourselves that there is a viable and optimal middle option in this complex, high-stakes challenge.”

Click here to read the full letter. Click here to read the original article by Peter Baker and Eric Schmitt in the New York Times, “Afghan War Debate Now Leans to Focus on Al Qaeda.”