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U.S., NATO need new strategy to defeat Taliban, says general

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The Russians lost about 15,000 in 9 years, the US has lost about 800.

Yes, we learned something from the Russians.

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sorry that last part was to be "optimistic, blunt,..."

Didn't our Russian friends say, "I told you so" hmmm?

When has the U.S listened to anything russian has said? And for that matter why would they want to, nothing but failed plans and attempts at controling eastern Europe.

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How do you kill an ideology?

One believer at a time, or multiple at a time if you feel like being efficient.

Strategic nuclear weapons? Just an idea, if you can live with the fallout as it were.

While I admire your dedication to ridding the world of terrorism that pun is beyond redemption...you should be ashamed of yourself.

Gen Stanley McChrystal said the nearly 8-year-old war is winnable, but his report is expected to be a blunt appraisal of the Taliban’s increasing tactical prowess and diminishing popular support in Afghanistan for both the foreign-led war effort and the fragile, corruption-riddled central government.

Hmm... optomistic, blut, and he seems to have a firm understanding of the situation on the ground... the man is the enemy of every politician in Washington.

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"leave the Afghans to live in peace"

You've got to be kidding. You think the Afghans are going to live in peace if we pull out now?

"leave the Afghans to their own business"

The Afghans are in the business of killing each other. Have been for centuries.

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America, leave the Afghans tob live in peace. You have already murdered enough inocents with your beastly missile attacks. Americas armed forces strategy should be to stop the wicked murders and leave the Afghans to their own business.

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Al Qaeda just want foreign troops off Saudi soil.

There are foreign troops on Saudi soil?

The Taliban just want Afghanistan back.

We tried that once. We ended up with 3,000 dead on a single day, about 4 times the number of Americans killed during 8 years in Afghanistan.

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The allied strategy in Afghanistan hinges on increasing the number of Afghan soldiers and police so U.S. forces can one day withdraw.

This is what Richard Nixon called "peace with honor". There was great success with it back then, so it is not surprising that the generals are so confident.

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The Taliban just want Afghanistan back. Al Qaeda just want foreign troops off Saudi soil. Give'em both what they want and all of this is containable. Don't give 'e what they want, and these stupid wars of "liberation" become a deeper quagmire every single day. But, of course, that is logical. The US/UK Govt.s and logic parted ways a long time ago.

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I wish the media would not get hung up over causality numbers. These soldiers have a job to do, and ending up KIA is just an occupational hazard.

Its good they give us numbers, i like to be updated on whos dieing from other idiots of the world and visa versa... its my favourite news.. not really. But I would rather them tell us everything then tell us nothing, and to be honest, if you think this is bad? HAH! they wouldnt dream of telling us EVERYTHING that goes on.. that would cause problems :P

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The Taliban can't really be defeated. They can only be contained, and I think that's possible.

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Didn't our Russian friends say, "I told you so" hmmm?

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How do you kill an ideology?

Strategic nuclear weapons? Just an idea, if you can live with the fallout as it were.

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The Taliban and Al Queda are more a belief than an entity. How do you kill an ideology?

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timorborder if they didn't give the numbers, then we'd think they were withholding information. At least I would.

I heard one interview today where they said that they have to keep the Taliban away from the people. The Taliban isn't that great in numbers, but there influence and threat was strong enough that they cowered to the Taliban VS siding with the US. < :-)

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I wish the media would not get hung up over causality numbers. These soldiers have a job to do, and ending up KIA is just an occupational hazard. While I feel deeply for the family and friends of slain soldiers, reporting every casualty as a major event tends to detract from the bigger issue, namely that the war in Afghanistan is a war against the Taliban and Al Queda, organizations that through actions such as 911 have declared war on the West.

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