McChrystal admits that nobody is winning...


The gist

Op Moshtarak is a fail in the grand scheme of things
The Governance is t*ts up
Taliban are not strong, it's just that Kabul is weak
Assassinations are at a record level in Kandahar
IED's are at a record level everywhere
Pakistan think we are now in the middle of a Pashtun-Tajik/Uzbek/Hazara Civil War.

McChrystal is wondering why his strategy from Iraq is not reaping the same benefits...

This is alongside THIS STORY

The gist

Allied Forces face approx 40 attacks per day
Attacks by the Taliban between September 2009 and March 2010 leapt by 83 per cent compared with the same period last year
This in turn is greater than the 75 per cent increase between 2008 and 2009, when the Taliban launched 21,000 attacks. 8O

Source: US Government Accountability Office

It was 22 years ago this weekend that Soviet troops began leaving Afghanistan. :soldier:

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