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And how long have be heard that, and how much has it happened? Last i heard MORE troops had gone in. The whole thing goes in waves, depending on what they want us to believe and rally behind.
we should be able start drawing down very soon
(((Pakistan added.))) Newsflash: Pakistan is not Afghanistan. Even though we have drones, that is a different country, a different potential scenario and front. What next? If they run into India or Iran or we gonna go in there and track them down? Should we just chase them from country to country hoping the next one will end it?
The only thing bogging us down there is not being allowed to go in [Pakistan] wipe out the anti coalition militia . . . Once we can go in there, the war in Afghanistan will be virtually over with.
Originally posted by grey580
China doesn't need to have a better military. War can be won by sheer numbers. Like in the civil war.
In fact China doesn't have to fire a shot.
Send in 1 million Chinese and have those guys surrender.
Day 2 Send in another million. Surrender
Day 3 Another Million. Surrender
Wash rinse repeat.
And they can keep doing this for a while.
Pretty soon you don't have room to put chinese and you have to work something out.
There are ways to win if you are willing to think outside the box.
Originally posted by randomname
sun tzu, the art of war: ..."if you are strong, feign weakness"
edit on 19-5-2011 by randomname because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by g146541
It would be very hard to defeat the US on our soil especially.
The reason I believe this, we have freedom for the delusional and those who suffer no delusion know what losing would mean.
This alone would build a dedicated soldier.
Folks in China only have the mediocre life to go back to with no true light at the end of the tunnel, and I'm sure Russia although not communist anymore would suffer the same problem as China.