Gates Decides Between Factions on Afghanistan

by Benjamin Domenech on 9:48 am November 3, 2009

Gates must choose between the “COIN-istas, who believe Afghanistan’s deteriorating security can only be reversed by adding tens of thousands of troops – perhaps as many as 80k; and those who believe US interests in Afghanistan are few, and the best way to keep it on a low simmer is to employ a counterterrorism-like model.”

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