U.S. Pulling Back in Afghan Valley It Called Vital to War
KABUL, Afghanistan After years of fighting for control of a prominent valley in the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan, the United States military has begun to pull back most of its forces from ground it once insisted was central to the campaign against the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
Apparently the valley "consumed resources disproportionate with its importance; those forces could be deployed in other areas; and there are not enough troops to win decisively in the Pech Valley in any case."
Clauswitz must be turning in his grave.