Skip to comments.As US troop 'surge' ends, setbacks are piling up
Posted on 09/17/2012 10:06:36 PM PDT by Jet JaguarEdited on 09/18/2012 5:29:39 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
The end game in Afghanistan is off to a shaky start.
Just as the last U.S. "surge" troops leave the country, trouble is breaking out in ways that go to the core of the strategy for winding down the U.S. and allied combat role and making Afghans responsible for their own security. At stake is the goal of ensuring that Afghanistan not revert to being a terrorist haven.
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What do we do in that the CIC is one of the enemy?
And that was the problem. The surge should have been to wipe the Talis out.
If? WHEN it reverts, go green. Glass.
Central planners need to rid their lexicon of "unexpected" and "unfortunate". Why is it so hard to connect the mission to the current outcomes? We upgrade the Afghan forces, they use the new skills and equipment against us. The more we invest in them, the more they inflict causalities and damage. Duh.
Afghanistan is a country full of primitive, tribal Islamic terrorists - what the heck do these strategists / experts expect? Like the comedian San Kennison said of the people living in perpetual famine in Africa (screaming) - "you live in an f'in desert - MOVE".
...overall war plan remains on track, with Afghan forces taking more of a lead role in fighting....
Well, I guess that’s a worthy goal, i just wish they were attacking the Taliban as hard and as often as they have been attacking American and Nato troops
Right on brother man.
You want to control a country ? Destroy and occupy.
Otherwise, you get what you get.
Obama campaigned in 2008 that he would win the war in Afghanistan, becasue that war, not the one in Iraq, was the war that needed to be fought.
Since then, he has been completely disengaged, using the troops as a convenient photo opportunity.
His rules of engagement have resulted in a climbing death toll of our young men and women, and countless maimings, more than twice in his term that were suffered under seven years of Bush.
The heroin trade continues uninterrupted—50% of the world’s heroin is grown in Afghanistan.
We have to get out now. And if the Afghanis casue us more trouble, the solution is nuclear. Period.
Very little until he's out of power.
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