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2013-09-04 Afghanistan
Afghan Forces Suffering 'Unsustainable' Casualties, Top Nato Commander Says
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Posted by trailing wife 2013-09-04 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [531 views ]  Top

#1 General Dunford told the Guardian that western troops may need to remain until 2018 to tackle problems from the air force to intelligence.

Dunford won't last long talking like that. He'll likely be replaced very soon.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-09-04 01:00||   2013-09-04 01:00|| Front Page Top

#2 The Western political class doesn't have the will to tackle any problems in Afghanistan. It has never had the will.

The (good) arguments against doing anything in Syria apply to Afghanistan also. Precipitous withdrawal is the least awful among awful options.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2013-09-04 03:52||   2013-09-04 03:52|| Front Page Top

#3 The problem with Afghanistan is its neighbours Pakistan and Iran.
Posted by Paul D 2013-09-04 07:42||   2013-09-04 07:42|| Front Page Top

#4 A weakly death toll of 100 may not be bad if they take out 1000 bad guys each week. What's that toll?
Posted by Skidmark 2013-09-04 07:51||   2013-09-04 07:51|| Front Page Top

#5 I thought is his job was to arrange for helicopters on the roof a rapid, managed bug-out draw-down.
Posted by Pappy 2013-09-04 08:13||   2013-09-04 08:13|| Front Page Top

#6 Pentagonese for "Plenty more where them came from..."
Posted by M. Murcek 2013-09-04 08:35||   2013-09-04 08:35|| Front Page Top

#7 Anybody remember how that Vietnamization thingy worked out? Lurch is just the SoS to carry out the Afghanization plan. Warm up the Helos!
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2013-09-04 12:25||   2013-09-04 12:25|| Front Page Top

#8 That picture? You have one person with a tan magazine,(End of the front row Left , right as seen) hardly soldierly, the sergeant will shit.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-09-04 19:16||   2013-09-04 19:16|| Front Page Top

#9 Methinks in combat, that the color of the magazine doesn't make a difference to the sargeant.
Posted by Pappy 2013-09-04 22:23||   2013-09-04 22:23|| Front Page Top

#10 Redneck Jim, in the front row numbers 2 and 4 have tan magazines, numbers 1 and 3 have dark ones.

Were they also issued bayonets??
Posted by trailing wife 2013-09-04 22:52||   2013-09-04 22:52|| Front Page Top

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