Thursday, December 31, 2009

U.S. Marines Prove That Counter Insurgency Works In Afghanistan

SNOW SPRINT - U.S. soldiers run through the snow after exiting a UH-47 Chinook helicopter as another lands in Shaykh Ali district in Afghanistan's Parwan province, Dec. 19, 2009. The soldiers are assigned to Task Force Cyclone. U.S. Army photo by Spc. William Henry

Marine's Success In Afghanistan Has A History -- L.A. Times

A battalion commander in the southern province of Helmand takes it slow, and uses lessons learned in Iraq.

Reporting from Nawa, Afghanistan - It's not yet 10 a.m., and Lt. Col. William McCollough must confront a pair of problems that threaten to undercut Marine success in this onetime Taliban stronghold.

Two members of the community council, the group organized by Marines to instill confidence among villagers in their government, have been killed, probably by Taliban fighters. The Afghan police response has been sluggish.

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My Comment: There is a lot of information in this report. Bottom line .... counter insurgency works if the proper amount of resources and dedication are committed to the fight.

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