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32,000 US Troops in afganistan IS FAILURE....!

When this article was written in Feb 08 we had
only 28,000 troops... LOL..

So much for the WAR ON tERROR....

We're not even trying to make a SHOW OF FORCE...

The Govt and News Media has failed the American
People...

You'd have to be NUTS to join, if the failure of
lacking troop numbers doesn't kill you, STOP LOSS will...

Support the Troops --- This Govt Doesn't

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US Troop Levels Grow in Afghanistan As More Leave Iraq

By Cindy Saine
Washington
25 February 2008



The Defense Department is projecting that when the temporary U.S. troop buildup in Iraq is over in July, there will be a total of about 140,000 U.S. troops there. That would leave about 8,000 more troops on the ground in Iraq than when the troop build-up, known as the surge, began in January of last year. VOA Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Washington, officials also said troop levels in Afghanistan are going up.

"Our projection for Afghanistan, is that by late summer we will have about 32,000 U.S. forces there," said General Ham. "That is a little bit more than we have now, we're about 28,000 now. The bulk of that are the 3,200 Marines that will deploy in the coming month," said Lieutenant General Carter Ham, operations chief for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This would bring U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan to an all-time high.

Ham also had a projection for force levels in Iraq. "In Iraq, we are now projecting 140,000 troops there in July," he said. "This accounts for previously announced troop rotations and the drawdown of the five surge brigades and the Marine battalions without replacement."

Early last year, President Bush ordered an additional five Army brigades, along with support forces, to Iraq in an effort to reduce violence, avert civil war and give Iraq's rival factions "breathing space" for political reconciliation. The surge spread an additional 30,000 U.S. troops mainly in and around Baghdad.

The extra brigades are to leave in July, but General Ham said today some support forces will need to stay behind to back-up Iraq's security forces.

Ham again refused to set a timetable for reducing overall troop levels in Iraq, saying it is premature.

"There certainly is full expectation that there will be further reductions," said General Ham. "When those will begin and at what pace they will continue is premature at this point to talk about that."

General Petraeus is expected to make his recommendations public in early April for U.S. force levels in Iraq for the rest of the year, after the surge troops finish withdrawing in July. U.S. Defense Secretary Gates has said he hopes the withdrawal can continue at the same pace, but General Petraeus has said he might call for a pause in the drawdown to assess its impact on the security situation.


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  • You buy gasoline don't you.
    Stop drinking it.

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  • True afghanistan needs more troops but not just US troops.

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  • There haven't been any more terrorist attacks on US soil, so I think we're winning in the bigger sense.

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    • 9/11 was an inside job. Not an actual terrorist attack. And the only one to be called Terrorist is Bush.

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  • libs are a joke, they want to lose soooooo badly

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  • Uh oh, sounds like a lot of liberals need to douche their manginas. Don't worry libs, the media is shilling big time for your boy and the Obamassiah will probably get elected which is a good thing since world peace will break out on inauguration day. He'll start Cumbahyah, you dipsh!ts make sure not to miss the chorus. You don't want to upset Obamassiah, you would like your God when's he's vengeful and angry.

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    • Ant no Obamamama, I'm a ronbot... and your boy McPain will be placed in and your seal ass will be in IRAN..

      over and over and over... stop lossed until your done.. and hopefully you WON'T be in WALTERGREED with the mold on the walls... I'm for the troops, BUSH isn't... hard to understand for you.. I know..

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    • Time will tell how safe a haven Pakistan turns out to be for the Taliban. The inevitable withdrawl from Iraq should prove to be bad news for the the Taliban in Afghanistan.

      Don't be surprised if the U.S. uses a similiar strategy for victory in Afghanistan that it has used in Iraq; that is, to build up the Afghan security forces while simultaneously kicking butt on the Taliban. This is already happening, but I would expect an even greater effort in the next couple of years.

      The Afghan More..

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    • "The Afghan people understandably don't like the presence of foreign troops in their country. But the majority of them would prefer that for a time over having the Taliban in charge."

      How do you know this to be true ? Do you assume that a Muslim based country welcomes infidels on their soil ?
      I think the soviets ASSUMED the same thing.

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  • What the Fuck do you expect. We live in the age of the understatment. You expect them to win with no support. You cunts are more bothered about myspace than your country winning a war. People say it's over oil who uses the oil WE DO! People say we are not winning! We are definatlt not losing "so where does that put us". Get behind your country if not get behind the Terrorists. because at the minute you dojn't know were you are.

    Be proud of your people and ge6t behind More..

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  • what sucks is that the coalition can win in afghanistan if given the proper resources. the afghans i got to know want our help and want us to be there. the afghans in the rural area's are starting to get frustrated with the karzai government in regards to corruption and lack of support. the taliban are only a small percentage of afghans and they get their support from pakistan.

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  • So...wait a minute. Liberal peacenicks want to de-escalate in Iraq but escalate in Afghanistan? They're unhappy b/c US troops levels are too low in 'Stan? How's that for anti-war stance?

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    • It's a Do The Right Thing Stance....

      Do it Right... Get it... Shouldn't have gone into IRAQ, but if your there, do it right.. get it...

      Afganistan was just, but just not done right....

      remember ant no libtard ant no Neocon... so you just can't understand... I got you CONFUSED...

      imagine the poor bastards stationed in Afgan left flapping in the wind....

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  • You have a damn sight more troops and aircraft and general force capability there than any other nation. The Brits have about 8,000 troops (who are bearing the brunt of the fighting at the moment in the most dangerous sector of 'Ghan), which is as much as we can muster, given that we only have a piddling army of 100,000 after decades of cuts to our armed services.

    Your anger should be mainly aimed at the bloody Germans, who won't do anything except in self-defence, and the French, who are no More..

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  • zeitgeistmovie dot com. see the reason for this.

    Posted Jul-25-2008 By 

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  • LOL

    The US goverment dont care about the Ousama gang, they dont care about 9/11, they care of theyr Wallstreet friends, they care about the militaryindustrial complex and they care about their oil interests.

    Peace.

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  • Try to explain this.... you can't....

    Even as the Pentagon states the Taliban are regrouping and the poppy crop is at an all time
    high.... I see no effort...

    At this rate we'll be there for the (McCain 100 years)

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    • "It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself." Thomas Jefferson

      Afganistan = Big Error, lots of good government spin to keep it going. Like look what we're doing for the locals, building stuff, training the army, spending billions and keeping the sheople in the dark.

      I read some of the report on Canada's extention of the mission.
      What I got out of it was Afganistan is the craziest sandbox of a place, run by totally corrupt government that doe More..

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