Where we went wrong in Afghanistan

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It is said that those who try to do everything well will do nothing well.

In Afghanistan, we tried to do everything well, and have gotten marginal results. Instead, we should have concentrated on rooting out the insurgents, killing those unwilling to surrender, and then leaving behind a small detachment at Bagram.

The school building and electrical grid construction only slowed our progress, gave more targets to the Taliban, and spread thin our assets. We simply cannot rebuild a nation in the middle of a war.

Our lack of concentration has cost us dearly. If only we’d narrowed our focus, we’d already be done, and saving billions of dollars and hundreds of Soldiers’ lives.

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One thought on “Where we went wrong in Afghanistan

    Amos Volante said:
    April 12, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Military Priority Number One:

    Accomplish the mission

    Number Two”

    Welfare of Troops

    Number Three:

    There is no Number Three, you sissy Lib!! Pay attention to 1 & 2!

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