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More than 500 suspected Taliban fighters detained by U.S. forces have been released from custody at the urging of Afghan government officials, angering both American troops and some Afghans who oppose the policy on the grounds that many of those released return to the battlefield to kill NATO soldiers and Afghan civilians.
And those numbers understate the problem, military officials say. They do not include suspected Taliban fighters held in small combat outposts or other forward operating base.
Barack Obama to report sufficient progress in halting Taliban momentum to allow small-scale pullout of US troops in July
IMO, the only way(s) the U.S. can stay in the fight would be to get rid of the corrupt afghan leaders, or no longer "take prisoners" on the battlefield. I'm sure you understand what I mean by that.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by centurion1211
I'm afraid the problem here is the Commander and Chief, Obama and his policies of appeasement. He cares more about Political Correctness and his image to those in other countries than he does our own Soldiers lives. That much is painfully obvious.