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2020-09-27 Afghanistan
U.S Army ‘Prudent Planning’ For Full Withdrawal by Spring
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Posted by trailing wife 2020-09-27 01:43|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [261 views ]  Top

#1 Not having a plan is always a dumb plan.
Posted by Vernal Hatrick 2020-09-27 12:29||   2020-09-27 12:29|| Front Page Top

#2 We're not leaving Afghanistan. Not now, not ever. We're there for 50 years, at least. It has nothing to do with the Taliban or Kabul. From this imperial outpost we can attack and destroy China's "Belt & Road" initiative, the CIA can incite China's Uighur population to rise up and overthrow the CPC, and we are right next to Pakistan's nuclear weapons so we can stage a land invasion of them if the situation warrants it. But hey, don't believe me, here it is:

Posted by Mr Obvious 2020-09-27 12:34||   2020-09-27 12:34|| Front Page Top

#3 ^ Sure, Herb.
Posted by Frank G 2020-09-27 12:39||   2020-09-27 12:39|| Front Page Top

#4 /\ Look at a map first. To get to Afghanistan you have to fly over Iran (an enemy), Russia (a "frenemy" at best) or Pakistan (China's ally against India). So this "Great Strategy" starts with the advance bases stranded beyond a secure logistical tether (!!). See Lord Elphinstone and the 1842 Retreat From Kabul and wonder if anyone reads history.

Declare Victory and let us just go home.
Posted by magpie 2020-09-27 13:33||   2020-09-27 13:33|| Front Page Top

#5 We have spent a fortune in Baksheesh to the Paks for the privilege of crossing their land with a road link to Afghanistan. There are better ways to skin the cat.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2020-09-27 13:38||   2020-09-27 13:38|| Front Page Top

#6 #1
"Not having a plan is always a dumb plan."

Usually you're better off if your opponents don't know what your plan is.
Posted by ed in texas 2020-09-27 17:38||   2020-09-27 17:38|| Front Page Top

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