General Calls For More Afghanistan Troops

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, says in a confidential report that without additional forces, the war against insurgents will end in failure, The Washington Post reported Monday.

McChrystal's grim assessment of the war was published on the Post's Web site, with some portions withheld at the government's request. "Although considerable effort and sacrifice have resulted in some progress, many indicators suggest the overall effort is deteriorating," McChrystal writes in his summary.

The report was sent to Defense Secretary Robert Gates in August and is now under review by President Barack Obama, who is trying to decide whether to send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 28, 2009 at 09:50 AM
    Obama is too worried about Chicago to be the site for the 2016 Olympics than do decide on whether or not to send more troops to Afganistan.
  • by pee dee Location: jacksonville on Sep 25, 2009 at 01:21 PM
    The troops should have been in Afghanistan all along! I am for fighting the terrorists but going into Iraq was pre-mature. All resources should have been put in Afghanistan first. Now,since we are starting to let the Iraq people take care of themselves, we should finish it in Afghanistan with full force and all available resources. It can be won, we just have to commit to it.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Sep 21, 2009 at 05:38 AM
    If I am not mistaken Gen. Westmoreland said the same thing during the 60's. We are on the same path of destruction.
  • by Chase on Sep 21, 2009 at 05:33 AM
    Every thing is going to end in failure under this adminastration.The only thing I agree with Obonga on is that Kayne West is a jackass!

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