Negotiating with the Haqqani network, a terrorist organization in Afghanistana nd Pakistan, is not an option.
ISW contributor James Fussell speaks about US forces moving out of Kunar and Nuristan provinces on NPR's Morning Edition. Mr. Fussell recently co-authored an ISW report on Eastern Afghanistan.
Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, is a group of fighters whose main area of operation is northeastern Afghanistan, such as the provinces of Kunar, Laghman and Paktia.
Regional Command East (RC East) is comprised of fourteen provinces