Results of Kandahar offensive may affect future U.S. moves

The Obama administration's campaign to drive the Taliban out of Afghanistan's second-largest city is a go-for-broke move that even its authors are unsure will succeed. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Randy Morrow - May 22, 2010 - 7:59 PM PDT
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by Randy Morrow - May. 24, 2010

This story has a number of troubling things to say, here (in my opinion) are some of them and the reason I found them troubling: 1."The Obama administration's campaign to drive the Taliban out of Afghanistan's second-largest city is a go-for-broke move that even its authors are unsure will succeed." Wait a "go for broke" strategy this early in what will probably be a war of generations(?? WTF this can't be good). -- 2. "The bet is that the Kandahar operation, backed by thousands of U.S. troops and billions of dollars, will break the mystique and morale of the insurgents, turn the tide of the war and validate the administration's Afghanistan strategy." Given even with my very limited knowledge of the Afghan's holding out against ... More »

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