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Posted on September 21, 2009 | tags


U.S.: Afghanistan: Obama wants to cut back. A top general says, “Don’t.”

  • Failure to gain the initiative and reverse insurgent momentum in the near term (next 12 months) — while Afghan security capacity matures — risks an outcome where defeating the insurgency is no longer possible.
  • Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal • The top military commander in Afghanistan, on the likelihood of winning the war. In a recently unclassified document, McChrystal says more troops are necessary to win it – at a time when Obama is considering pulling back troops from the country. • source