“President Obama’s advisers are focusing on a strategy for Afghanistan aimed at protecting about 10 top population centers,” according to reports, while leaving the rest of the country unmanned. This might work, but it is more likely to simply make the troops there easier targets while leaving the countryside unpatrolled. Politicians as generals rarely work.
Afghanistan's Half-Measure Solution: McChrystal for the Cities, Biden for the Country
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