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U.S. Troops Face a Tangle Of Goals in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by bruno, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

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    Pretty Good article in today's Washington Post about the challenges facing us in Afghanistan. Tough Road ahead of us - a country with no real history of central authority, very little communication, education, transportation or justice infrastructure to facilitate the exercise of the government's functions. So- the task of bringing security to the country and legitimacy to the government is difficult almost beyond description and without factoring in the proximity of the sanctuaries that Pakistan offers and the endemic corruption.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/07/AR2009030702090_2.html?hpid=topnews
     
  2. packermatt7

    packermatt7 5-Year Member

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    I just finished Lone Survivor and it was really interesting. In the Hindu Kush mountains, there is absolutely NO infrastructure. No roads, no phones, etc. Makes it difficult to set up a government like that.
     

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