Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"The problem is ...."

'Remember that WAR? '
"... "The US is not losing the war in Afghanistan in the classic military sense. The US, its allies, and Afghan forces still win virtually every direct military encounter. The problem is that this is a political war where the political impact of combat, politics, governance, and economics are far more important than tactical success in directly defeating the enemy. At this level, the insurgents still seem to have significant momentum and are certainly not being decisively defeated.Moreover, tactical military success is no guarantee of a successful Transition...."

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