Top general says more troops no answer in Afghanistan

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  1. Friday, Aug. 01, 2008
    Top general says more troops no answer in Afghanistan
    There's military slang that seemingly applies to the situation on the ground in Afghanistan today. The operative acronym is FUBAR - Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition. That first letter doesn't really stand for "Fouled," and the R sometimes stands for Repair.

    One of the sharper military analysts I know has just returned from a tour of that sorrowful nation, which has been at war continuously since the Soviet army invaded it in late 1979.

    Gen. Barry McCaffrey, who retired from the U.S. Army with four stars and a chest full of combat medals including two Distinguished Service Crosses, says we can't shoot our way out of Afghanistan, and the two or three or more American combat brigades proposed by the two putative nominees for president are irrelevant.

    McCaffrey predicts that 2009 will be the year of decision as the Taliban and a greatly enhanced presence of "foreign fighters" try to sever roads and halt road construction to strangle and isolate the capital, Kabul and attack NATO units that are hamstrung by restrictions and rules of engagement dictated by their home governments.
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  2. As with so many matters, Its a Political problem. Either the politicos spend money and invest in infrastructure there will be nothing for the Troops to Save.
    The Men on the ground are doing their duty every hour of the day, The Gobbers back 'Home' now need to cough up.
  3. The brits and septics have adopted the same carnel attitude as vietnam.

    Support a corrupt regimn (spelling mong) and induce fear in the nearest poppy plant. But dont interupt the spoils of war to pakistan.



    YOU PEOPLE REALLY ARE FULL OF SHOITE??????????????????????????????????ULL
  4. I dont buy it if more troops are not sent to afghanistan then 2009 will be just like 2008 only a bit different just like 2008 is turning out to be just like 2007 with just few changes. Tailban are not going to be laying seige to kabul any time soon but afghanistan will be stuck in its current violent status quo for atleast another decade unless more resources are sent.

    Even if no new outside resouces are added and current forces are maintained the afghan goverment will eventualy reach the point where its able to defeat the tailban. That will take atleast a decade though. A major increase in both troops on the ground and money to build up afghanistans military and police could shorten the process to takeing two are three years instead of ten.