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2012-09-18 Afghanistan
U.S. military suspends joint patrols with Afghans
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Posted by Steve White 2012-09-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6487 views ]  Top

#1 Maybe Dempsey could call the Afghanis personally and ask them to play nice.
Posted by SteveS 2012-09-18 01:35||   2012-09-18 01:35|| Front Page Top

#2 How many died upholding a COIN strategy that didn't have a sponsor after Petraeus left?
Posted by Varmint Oppressor of the Hatfields7975 2012-09-18 02:33||   2012-09-18 02:33|| Front Page Top

#3 Is there any patterns?
Posted by Menhadden Ebbomoger5510 2012-09-18 02:57||   2012-09-18 02:57|| Front Page Top

#4 The strategic wedge directed by the Quetta Shura last year is working. Next step, entire Afghan units go rogue, establish no-go/no-fly areas for ISAF, in support of the Taliban. Border crossings and other areas adjacent the border with Pakistan will be first. Watch it happen.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-18 07:35||   2012-09-18 07:35|| Front Page Top

#5 
Is there any patterns?


Yeah, when there are Afghans around, these spontaneous murders break out.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2012-09-18 12:06||   2012-09-18 12:06|| Front Page Top

#6 Well, at least we finally got the enemy to wear uniforms.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-09-18 12:07||   2012-09-18 12:07|| Front Page Top

#7 We should have treated them as the enemy and not an ally and shot when necessary.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-09-18 13:18||   2012-09-18 13:18|| Front Page Top

#8 There is one effective solution: leave. We gain nothing from staying in Afghanistan. I feel bad for those Afghans who want to enter the modern world, but they seem a small minority.
Posted by remoteman 2012-09-18 16:34||   2012-09-18 16:34|| Front Page Top

#9 The strategic wedge directed by the Quetta Shura last year is working. Next step, entire Afghan units go rogue, establish no-go/no-fly areas for ISAF, in support of the Taliban. Border crossings and other areas adjacent the border with Pakistan will be first. Watch it happen.

Isn't this a Pashtun-only thing? Wouldn't the appropriate thing to do be de-Pashtunize the Afghan force? That's what any colonial power of yore would have done. Heck, the old-style response to things like this would be to do a number on the perp's extended family.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-09-18 18:38||   2012-09-18 18:38|| Front Page Top

#10 There is one effective solution: leave. We gain nothing from staying in Afghanistan. I feel bad for those Afghans who want to enter the modern world, but they seem a small minority.

The old response to things like 9/11 was to erase the perps' relatives and/or tribe from the gene pool. Our response has been to try to civilize them. The mind boggles.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-09-18 18:41||   2012-09-18 18:41|| Front Page Top

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