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.

  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.

  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.