The US Senate report blasting President Bush's administration for what is going on in Afghanistan provides covering fire for Barack Obama's speech on his Afghan strategy. The report is also a good opportunity to address far deeper failings in the military effort these last eight years. The continued incompetence of the military operation indicates that the generals and the political elites in our societies are no more "fit for purpose" than those that led the disasters of the 1914-18 war. Then as now there was a social-psychological failure to understand the impact of modern society on war
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
reply to post by TeslaandLyne
Well, when you say "Afghanistan" I presume you mean the Taliban. It is imperative to understand that the Taliban and Al Queda are not really interlinked. The two groups have different goals and methods for Afghanistan.
I thought the U.S went into Afghanistan togo after Al Queda, but it has become increasingly apparent that it has turned into a war against the Taliban.