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WASHINGTON – Defense and congressional officials say President Barack Obama has approved an increase in U.S. forces for the flagging war in Afghanistan. The Obama administration is expected to announce on Tuesday or Wednesday that it will send one additional Army brigade and an unknown number of Marines to Afghanistan this spring. One official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the total is about 17,000 troops.
Originally posted by jam321
Hmmmm.... the war on terror (Afghanistan)
I see this troop surge as BS. I don't think Obama or anybody in his administration have the gonads to truly go after the enemy. I think many more troops will die because of Washington's decision to win the heart's and minds of the Afghan people.
Both Great Britain and Russia have tried to establish empires in Afghanistan and both were completely defeated. Maybe we should take a clue from that.