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Originally posted by jtma508
reply to post by ModernAcademia
Yea. That would have some modicum of value if the mission, as described by the President in last night's address and as formulated by the various military advisors, was focused on al queda. It was not.
The mission, as I understand it to be, is to:
1. Push the Taliban out of ares of where they have established control and provide security for the residents in those areas.
2. Provide backing and security for the goevernment so that they can begin to provide services and govern the country.
3. Provide training for Afghan military and police so that they can take charge of their own security.
These three missions will, presumably, prevent al queda from expanding or enjoying a resurgence in Afghanistan. Your characterization is disingenuous at best.