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Admiral: Troops alone will not yield victory in Afghanistan

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posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 11:45 AM
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Admiral: Troops alone will not yield victory in Afghanistan


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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. is "running out of time" to win the war in Afghanistan, and sending in more troops will not guarantee victory, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warned Congress on Wednesday.

Adm. Michael Mullen made his statement to the House Armed Services Committee a day after President Bush announced the deployment of 4,500 additional troops to the poor, war-ravaged nation.

Mullen said he is convinced the war can be won, but the U.S. urgently needs to improve its nation-building initiatives and its cross-border strategy with Pakistan.

"We can't kill our way to victory, and no armed force anywhere -- no matter how good -- can deliver these keys alone. It requires teamwork and cooperation," Mullen said, according to prepared remarks for his appearance before the House Armed Services Committee.
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posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 11:45 AM
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Finally someone gets it. The fact is, we're trying to kill our way to defeating terrorism and it is just blowing up in our faces every time. The Afghan population is sick and TIRED of the US and NATO killing civilians on the ground for the sake of killing one or two Taliban. It is ridiculous to think we could win a war like this in this day and age.

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posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 11:59 AM
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They Generals have been saying this for years now, even with the success of the surge, it hasn't been only because of the surge that the violence has been tamed in Iraq, we need a more comprehensive approach in Afghanistan if we want to succeed.



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 12:05 PM
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the surge has not tamed any violence in iraq - please don`t believe everything you read.



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