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December 1, 2009
Afghanistan troop surge could cause casualty increase

President Barack Obama has decided to send at least 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. He also announced an exit strategy to bring them home by the middle of 2011.

Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses President Obama’s decision and what a shift in warfare tactics will look like.

Al Jazeera English’s James Bays examines the U.S. decision to send more troops to Afghanistan.

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#5

Let me see. War on poverty, war on drugs, war on terrorism, yada. All US soldiers going to Kabul and Kandahar should be issued kites. Local soldiers and police should enjoy themselves while on US welfare and interacting with US children.

#4

Obama should have the troops taught to do the Michael Jackson “Moon Walk”,so that, when they are sent to war, they will look like they’re going forward but actually they’re going backwards, back to America. Obama speaks with a forked tongue. They will have to walk there because they don’t have any air fields there to land so many troops in so short a time. Alkyda will hide in the mountains until USA runs out time and money. Then, they will come out and ?

#3

want to know the truth? i say we end this war and stop putting a 3-ton brick on taxpayers. hello? we r in a recession. do you people think it’s wise to spend another $30 billion on this war? THINK ABOUT IT! we need jobs, healthcare, you name it! stop spending money on this pathetic war and start using that money to get this country back on it’s feet!

#2

[…] Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies on WNET’s Worldfocus. Cordesman discusses President Obama‚Äôs decision and what a shift in warfare tactics […]

#1

“Afganistan troop surge could cause casualty increase”. Hmmm, well we are at WAR. And doesn’t WARS usually result in casualties…Duhhhhh. I’m sure President Obama didn’t take it lightly to send more troops. But if we plan to defeat the Taliban, more troops are probably needed.

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