Afghan Decision Process Reveals Odd Command for Victory: Defeating Taliban

by Benjamin Domenech on 10:32 am December 7, 2009

“In June, McChrystal noted, he had arrived in Afghanistan and set about fulfilling his assignment. His lean face, hovering on the screen at the end of the table, was replaced by a mission statement on a slide: ‘Defeat the Taliban. Secure the Population.'” Response: “‘Is that really what you think your mission is?'”

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