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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:58 AM
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Washington elaborates AfPak strategy amid calls for US troop buildup
The Obama administration presented a document to a closed session of the Senate Armed Services Committee Wednesday spelling out a US war strategy that places special emphasis on Pakistan. The secretive briefing follows signals by US military commanders that a substantial increase in the troop presence in Afghanistan is needed to counter growing opposition to the US-NATO occupation of Afghanistan.

President Barack Obama claimed Wednesday that no decision on a further buildup of the US troop deployment in Afghanistan is imminent, and that any escalation there will be preceded by a clarification of Washingtons strategy in the eight-year-old war...

Obamas remarks came a day after Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that waging the war against the popular resistance to the US-NATO occupation would require more forces...

Mullens statement followed reports that Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who Obama appointed as commander of US-NATO forces in Afghanistan, had submitted a report to the White House presenting a grim picture of the situation facing the occupation forces and is expected to submit a formal request later this month for another troop increase...

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/sep2009/afgh-s17.shtm...

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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:15 AM
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1. It's like the bombing of Cambodia and Laos during Vietnam - war profiteering at it's ugliest.
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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:33 AM
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2. Your source, WSWS, is a $26 million corporate cult, not unlike Rev Moon's Unification Church
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 07:47 AM by HamdenRice
so it's impossible to tell whether the story is true or not. WSWS are dedicated liars and propagandists.

I thought we established that yesterday.
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