Trapping Ourselves in Afghanistan and Losing Focus on the Essential Mission

Peters, Ralph
July 2009
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;2009 3rd Quarter, Issue 54, p63
In this article the author analyzes the deployment of more U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. He states that this issue demonstrates that the U.S. is losing its main mission which is to capture the al Qaeda forces. He believes that the deployment of more soldiers only shows that the U.S. is determined to conquer Afghanistan as a whole and not to capture the al Qaeda forces. He also discusses why the deployment is a gross dereliction of duty and a violation to the military principles.


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