United States pulling out of Pech valley

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  1. 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.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/25/world/asia/25afghanistan.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=all
     
  2. It's classic policy. If you can't score, pick up the goalposts and take them with you.
     
  3. Sounds like a defeat no matter how you dress it up.

    D_B
     
  4. daywalker

    daywalker LE Reviewer

    Mmm.... Very similar to our retreat from Basra.
     
  5. Good news for Johnny Taliban then.

    [E2A: "At least 103 American soldiers have died in or near the valley’s maze of steep gullies and soaring peaks, according to a count by The New York Times, and many times more have been wounded, often severely."...]

    Poor sods... All for naught.
     
  6. Agreed. A defeat for our allies is a defeat for us, my thoughts are with the US soldiers lost there. The Americans could always use it as a drop of point for any spare ordinance.