Gates: Progress In Afghan War Must Come This Year

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the nations fighting in Afghanistan have until roughly the end of this year to show the war is turning around.
Otherwise, Gates says, people in the United States and elsewhere won't support the effort.
He says war commander General Stanley McChrystal is confident he can show progress in that time.
Gates spoke in London following strategy sessions with the United States' closest ally in Afghanistan.
Public support for the eight-year war is dropping in both the U.S. and Britain.


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  • by anon Location: wallace on Jun 9, 2010 at 05:48 AM
    heres an idea, send the obama, reid , pelosi over their with gates and see how they like it.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2010 at 04:56 AM
    how can our government refuse to support a war they created do you think the troops wanted to go to war it wasnt them who did this it was you so how dare you say you wont support the war you created if you dont support it bring our troops home until then shut up about it
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Jun 9, 2010 at 04:25 AM
    How much longer can we afford this war?
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