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USA - "Young Guns" - what does the future hold for West Point military academy graduates? (June 2009)

"Welcome to West Point, Americas prestigious military academy. These granite halls are renowned for turning out some of Americas most celebrated Generals but can it prevail in Obama's War in Afghanistan?

As America steps up its military efforts in Afghanistan, West Point will provide the ongoing stream of officers who must direct the fight against the Taliban and Al Qaeda. You have a calling to step up and serve and put on the uniform and say, Yes I want to lead says Senior Cadet Leo Marin. As statues of General Macarthur and Eisenhower watch over the new cadets, many believe that this war wont be like those before. Victory in a counter-insurgency is not going to look like what Americans have understood victory to mean in the past, says Craig Mullaney, a West Point graduate. There wont be a white flag of surrender from the Taliban. As well as turning out warriors, West Point claims its one of Americas best universities boasting broader studies to round out the modern fighter. But once the cadets get into battle, will they be adequately equipped?"
Produced By ABC distributed by Journeyman Pictures

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Added: Jun-11-2009 
By: lasrever
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Afghanistan, News
Tags: west point, military academy, young guns
Location: West Point, New York, United States (load item map)
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