The Inevitable Collapse of McChrystal's Afghan War Plan

The President ignored Sun Tzu's timeless wisdom, when he approved McChrystal's fatally flawed plan, despite the cabled warnings of retired Army general Karl Eikenberry, his ambassador to Afghanistan.

//www.counterpunch.org/spinney05132010.html



Afghan private security firms fuelling corruption, warns British commander

Private security companies are operating in a "culture of impunity" that is encouraging lawlessness and corruption, Britain's most senior commander in southern Afghanistan warned today.

//www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/13/afghanistan-private-security-firms


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Progressive Democrats of America (PDA): Protests Nationwide Oppose $33 Billion to Escalate Afghan War

//act.commondreams.org/go/656?akid=59.124981.HG8OGR&t=30

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Tunnel darkens for Obama’s Afghan War

CounterPunch
by Patrick Cockburn

05/17/10

Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in London Saturday as US generals express doubts that they are having any success in fighting the Taliban. The US and NATO commander in Afghanistan Gen Stanley McChrystal, who was boasting of military progress only three months ago, confessed last week that ‘nobody is winning.’ His only claim now is that the Taliban have lost momentum compared to last year. Karzai’s reception in London and Washington highlights the political dilemma of the US and UK in Afghanistan since both have more or less openly denounced the corruption of his regime and the mass fraud at the polls by which he was re-elected last year...

//counterpunch.org/patrick05172010.html


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