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General: Troops needed in Afghanistan now

October 2, 2008

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— The U.S. and its allies should rush more troops "as quickly as possible" to Afghanistan, the top American commander in that country said Wednesday, warning that the fighting could worsen before it get better.

Trying to meet Gen. David McKiernan's urgent need for weapons and equipment, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has asked the military for additional surveillance drones and armored vehicles right now for Afghanistan, The Associated Press has learned. It is a short-term solution to a persistent shortfall of military assets in a seven-year war often overshadowed by the larger U.S.-led conflict in Iraq.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 2 months ago

Hey, wait, didn't we already "win" the war in Afghanistan? And according to McCain and Palin, aren't we "winning" in Iraq? Can anybody explain exactly what is meant by "winning" in either country?

bialekkson 6 years, 2 months ago

Mr. General, please protect us from the bad men in afghanistan, like Osama and all of the sand * who will come over here and kill us. thanks youamerikans are so gullible............. I have some bridges to sell you......

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 2 months ago

"Winning is never permanent. That's why there is a Super Bowl every year."Sports Illustrated is not a foreign policy publication.

craigers 6 years, 2 months ago

Can't wait to see if the presidential hopefuls claim influence on this statement from the General.

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