Saturday, November 8, 2008

The U.S. Is Losing In Afghanistan: Report

U.S. Air Force Maj. Mark Campbell, right, greets the commanding pilot of an MI-17 helicopter flight crew assigned to the Afghan National Army Air Corps prior to "Operation Shukran" at Kabul International Airport, in Afghanistan, July 26, 2007. Campbell is assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan out of Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi

U.S. Review Likely To Say Afghanistan Situation 'Dire'
-- CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A classified review of U.S. policy in Afghanistan is likely to judge that the United States is losing ground there, according to a government official involved with preparing the review.

The review, under way since September 20 and led by Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute, the senior National Security Council official responsible for Afghanistan and Iraq, has yet to reach any definitive conclusions. But according to one of the participants in the review there was no disagreement among the 24 government agencies that participated that Afghanistan is in a "dire situation."

The official involved in preparing the review said participants at a recent private meeting discussed developments in Afghanistan including:

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My Comment: And it is going to get worse.

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