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Old 06-22-2011, 04:20 PM   #1
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Arrow Obama to unveil plan for Afghanistan troop withdrawal

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Old 06-23-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13893464

Afghanistan drawdown 'risky', US joint chiefs head says
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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What I can tell you is, the President’s decisions are more aggressive and incur more risk than I was originally prepared to accept.”
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/...us_575462.html
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Unlike Iraq, the Afghan surge has not worked. It has been more than a year now, and I don't think it will ever work. Afghanistan is fundamentally different than Iraq because there are no oil revenues to divvy up among the factions. Given the scarce resources, warlordism prevails and will continue to prevail long after we leave.
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Petraeus not real thrilled with Obama’s withdrawal plan.
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After Petraeus yielded that the Obama timeline poses a “greater risk to the accomplishment of the various objectives” of the war than options recommended by theater commanders, Sens. Rubio and McCain both tried to get Petraeus to explain why the September 2012 date — halfway through the “fighting season” — was chosen. Was there a military or strategic significance to that date? Petraeus replied that it wasn’t military conditions, but “risks having to do with other considerations” that led to the Obama administration’s decision. But he repeatedly refused to elaborate on what those other considerations are. I’ll give you three guesses.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner...-daniel-foster



President Obama’s Afghanistan speech confirms America’s decline

Expect a Vietnam-style collapse in Afghanistan


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...zYgH_blog.html
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