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More Forces or ‘Mission Failure’

July 22, 2018
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The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warns in an urgent, confidential assessment of the war that he needs more forces within the next year and bluntly states that without them, the eight-year conflict “will likely result in failure,” according to a copy of the 66-page document obtained … (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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President Obama has not set a deadline for determining a new strategy or for committing more troops to the war in Afghanistan, despite an urgent request from his top commander, his national security adviser said Saturday. (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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Corruption may derail the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan even if more U.S. troops are sent there, the top military commander there has concluded, according to U.S. officials. (MSNBC — 14 October, 2009)
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