The President finally made a “decision” on
The war was originally executed in a proxy fashion, with indigenous militias, CIA operatives and SOCOM forces. In fact,
In essence, we held
Now we will see troop levels in the AOR at or near 100,000 in 2010. This is meant to be a surge through at least July of 2011, many – including myself – will criticize the President for announcing an end date to this effort. Whether this will result in a successful timeline is unclear. Our enemy remains elusive, able to melt across various borders and gaining support from numerous proxy players, such as
So the question remains, now what? There are three critical needs. Establishment of a viable national, central Afghan security force is vital. Think cavalry in the old west of the
This is a huge task. One which will require more than eighteen months.