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Think tank: 'Surge' now needed in Afghanistan

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posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 08:42 PM
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Think tank: 'Surge' now needed in Afghanistan


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The American Enterprise Institute, the think tank that came up with the “surge” strategy for Iraq, has just completed a re-evaluation of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan and concluded that another surge of U.S. forces is required, this time into southern Afghanistan.

AEI gathered at least “two dozen” experts for three days of discussions that finished Sunday, according to a Washington source familiar with the proposal. The AEI team was headed up by resident scholar Fred Kagan and included “many of the previous participants” from the discussions that preceded AEI’s Iraq surge proposal, including retired Army Gen. John M. “Jack” Keane, the source added.

In a telephone interview, Kagan said AEI did not conduct the study at the administration’s request. While a “core group” of AEI employees worked on both studies, along with a small number of retired Army officers, “otherwise the personnel were [experts on] Afghanistan instead of Iraq,” Kagan said.

“Our goals are just to take a look at this obviously very important issue, understand it and make recommendations about what should and should not be done,” he added.

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posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 08:42 PM
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I dont thonk the next president will get us out of Afghanistan

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posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 08:47 PM
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This was in George W.'s State of the Union speech last nite if memory serves. I believe he stated specifically needing 3,200 Marines.

Peace.



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 09:00 PM
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Originally posted by Sthrndream
I dont thonk the next president will get us out of Afghanistan


Who would have thonked?



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 09:52 PM
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This is what Commanders on the field has been saying all along, ever since the Iraq adventure started Afghanistan has been relegated to that other war and as result Taliban forces that know how to be patient has been able to reconstitute.

The Rumsfeld Legacy just took a life of its own!



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