posted on Jun, 20 2006 @ 09:49 PM
The United States, in conjunction with coalition forces, is mounting the largest military offensive action in Afghanistan since that nation's
invasion in October 2001. The initiative, dubbed "Operation Mountain Thrust," involves more than 11,000 troops who are focusing upon four southern
provinces in attempt to eliminate a disturbing resurgence of Taliban influence.
The United States military is quietly carrying out the largest military offensive in Afghanistan since U.S. troops invaded the country in 2001.
"The Taliban has made a comeback, and we have the next 90 days to crush them," said a senior U.S. military official.
The offensive, "Operation Mountain Thrust," involves almost 11,000 U.S. troops and is focused on four southern Afghanistan provinces.
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It appears we still have significant challenges even, there, despite the administration's representations to the contrary. When you couple this with
the deteriorating situation in Iraq and the newest issues in N. Korea, the US certainly has its hands full.
This overextention is an obscenity, in my view. Let's hope nothing unexpected and serious happens.
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[edit on 20-6-2006 by loam]