Fort Bragg General: Afghaniastan Soldiers Will Be Spread Thinner

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- The new commander in charge of training and providing Army soldiers for the wars says troops heading to Afghanistan as the war winds down will be spread thinner and must be ready to perform a wider array of missions.

Gen. David Rodriguez, who took over as head of U.S. Army Forces Command on Monday becoming Fort Bragg's first four-star general, tells The Associated Press that as troops withdraw from Afghanistan, one brigade may have to take over where two have been working. And they must be trained to coordinate and use the high-tech surveillance, communications, and command and control systems that are flooding into the war zone.

Rodriguez says the Army can't afford to tailor forces for specific types of combat so they will have to be trained to adapt to any enemy, anywhere.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 06:49 AM
    We need to withdraw all our troops. Why do you think the Russians failed. This is a homogenous looking population infiltrated with the enemy. We need to leave and put them on a bomb as needed basis.
  • by Tyee Location: Hyde County on Sep 12, 2011 at 05:39 PM
    Tried it in VietNam, did not work well. Good Luck. Check out the departure of our personnel from VietNam.
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