Post Tagged with: "Gen. Stanley McChrystal"

August 26, 2010 06:35

Letter from a Soldier – why we’re losing

“We’ve been playing the great game in Afghanistan for nine years now. After spending the time here that I have, I’m certain we will be nowhere close to pulling out by July 2011. At best, we probably have another five years here. The main reason is … our military is a superior killing force, and that is not what is called for here.”

June 24, 2010 05:19

McChrystal Told the Truth

Obama is a man-child and he has no idea what he is doing in Afghanistan. The result is a badly mangled message to Afghan troops and villagers who think America is going to leave them to the mercies of the Taliban, which shows no mercy.

June 22, 2010 04:12

Gen Stanley McChrystal apologises for criticising US officials in a magazine article

Gen Stanley McChrystal said the article in Rolling Stone showed “poor judgement” and a lack of integrity. The general’s aides mock Vice-President Joe Biden and say Gen McChrystal was “disappointed” in President Obama.

May 28, 2010 05:45

How can troops fight knowing help might be ‘courageously restrained’?

“Sometimes not firing can be tough,” Raddatz writes. “Pilots say it’s hard to watch their fellow soldiers on the ground taking fire.” But that’s what they do, under orders from top American commanders.

February 7, 2010 12:19

Rules of engagement mean Marines see victory in holding fire

Artillery can’t always fire to help Marines in micro-managed Afghan war.