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American Decade-Long Failure in Afghanistan

John C6 Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 6:59 PM
Gentle Readers, Point well taken, but it also demonstrates that this war is won. To say that 10 out of 405 districts have seen no progress ignores the simple reality that 395 districts have seen progress. Just because there is crime in some parts of the U.S., doesn't mean there isn't a functioning government or society here. We have problem ' districts ' and so do they. 1700 people die from violence in Afganistan each year. On a per capita basis, that is equivalent to the U.S. and far better than Mexico. We've won this war, the question now is: How to secure peace? Sincerely, John Lepant Brighton CO

Afghanistan: Special comment: This week Coalition forces commander General Allen said that only ten of Afghanistan's now 405 districts, in 34 provinces, are responsible for half of the violence in Afghanistan.

They are Sangin, Nowzad, Musa Qala, Kajaki, Nad e Ali, Nahr e Sarraj in Sangin Province plus Pol-e-Alam in Lowgar Province and Maiwand, Panjwai and Zherai in Kandahar Province.

Allen's list is not a metric of progress....

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