The US has lost the war in Afghanistan. So, why doesn't the pentagon do this as follows. Tell the Pakistani Pashtun tribes to annex the Pashtun lands of Afghanistan, which is like a third of that country. Then the pentagon could tell the Kirghiz tribes to take the north, and declare the east as a new independent country, under the there operating "Alliance". This way, Afghanistan will be just a quarter of what it is now, so a lot easier to control from Washington. Your take?