As the page closed on August, the deadliest month yet for US soldiers in Afghanistan, top US commander in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal admitted that the current strategy, which was itself a new strategy presented only five months ago to replace the previous new strategy, isn’t working at that yet another new strategy is needed.
Gen. McChrystal insisted that “the situation in Afghanistan is serious, but success is achievable.” His new report is expected to request another 20,000 troops for the war, on top of President Obama’s already planned escalation.
Once again, the change in strategy appears to offer little in the way of new tactics on the ground but is merely another plan to throw an increasing number of US troops and funding at the nation in the hopes that things will work out in a few years.
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