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Central Asia, the graveyard of empires: 55,000 Troops Needed In Afghanistan

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=6901815
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan offered a grim view Wednesday of military efforts in southern Afghanistan, warning that 17,000 new troops will take on emboldened Taliban insurgents who have “stalemated” U.S. and allied forces. Army Gen. David McKiernan also predicted that the bolstered numbers of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan — about 55,000 in all — will remain near those levels for up to five years.
APTOPIX Afghanistan US

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February 19, 2009 - Posted by | Afghanistan: Obama's Vietnam, Imperial Hubris

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