Tuesday, January 13, 2009

That's one way to play CINC

So, what book on motivating the warfighter does this come from?
President-elect Barack Obama intends to sign off on Pentagon plans to send up to 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, but the incoming administration does not anticipate that the Iraq-like "surge" of forces will significantly change the direction of a conflict that has steadily deteriorated over the past seven years.

Instead, Obama's national security team expects that the new deployments, which will nearly double the current U.S. force of 32,000 (alongside an equal number of non-U.S. NATO troops), will help buy enough time for the new administration to reappraise the entire Afghanistan war effort and develop a comprehensive new strategy for what Obama has called the "central front on terror."
Well, his team was wrong about the last one....

So, we are telling the Soldiers and Marines getting ready to head out to Afghanistan to mark-time while the new Administration goes through a Les Aspin like chat-fest as people die?

I don't know how much longer I can do this.

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