Military Officer: Afghanistan War Shows 'Absence Of Success Virtually Every Level'...

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    In a rare insight into the front lines of America’s ten-year war in Afghanistan, an article in Armed Forces Journal by a career officer and three-war veteran says that official reports that conditions in Afghanistan are improving are false, hopes to establish proficient local governments and a self-sufficient Afghan military are fleeting, and the United States’ war effort can be characterized by “the absence of success on virtually every level.”

    Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis arrived in Afghanistan in 2010. It didn’t take long, he writes, to notice “little to no evidence the local governments were able to provide for the basic needs of the people.”

    “Some of the Afghan civilians I talked with,” he writes, “said the people didn’t want to be connected to a predatory or incapable local government. … From time to time, I observed Afghan Security forces collude with the insurgency.”

    March 2010′s official report from the Department of Defense tells a different tale. “The government of Afghanistan’s authority,” it reads, “had been successfully extended and development projects were ongoing, including… the establishment of enduring [Afghan National Police] checkpoints and police stations for permanent presence of Afghan governance and rule of law.”

    The disconnect between the official report and Lt. Col. Davis’ accounts are striking. Members of Congress, Lt. Col. Davis alleges, have decided to keep some statements from the public and the war lacks transparency. The spin, he writes, appears to illuminate a pathway to success while the full picture remains a mystery.


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    It would be nice for you to link the original article instead of spin article. It only takes a few seconds to backtrack to the original.

    Truth, lies and Afghanistan - February 2012 - Armed Forces Journal - Military Strategy, Global Defense Strategy
     
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    Yeah, shut up pussy. The links are provided at the source provided. Stop being such a lazy whiny dipshit. :)
     
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    No link there.
     
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    Who got us into this mess again?
     
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    Go to the source linked in the OP. If you can't find it, then you're just an imbecile. Either way, stop being such a whiny bitch. Go start your own thread if you're not satisified with this one. Now beat it.
     

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