U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he does not believe there will be any changes to the Afghanistan strategy after the coming review of the war’s progress this December.
“I have not gotten the sense from my conversations with people that any basic decisions or basic changes are likely to occur,” Gates told reporters at a news conference on Thursday. Although Gates added that there will likely be areas for “adjustments and tweaks.”
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, who was at the news conference with Gates, said that there signs of progress already in the strategy that included adding an additional 30,000 U.S. troops.
Gates, who has signaled his desire to retire next year, refused to say whether he plans to stay through July 2011, the month where the president has said he would like to start reducing the US troop level in Afghanistan.
Asked about his potential retirement date at a Pentagon press conference, Gates would only say that he has made up his mind whether to stay or go before July 2011.
How about every1 who doesnt have either military experience or war proven military strategic experience just stop justifying, and bashing every idea the top makes. Unless your actually in those shoes and you know its a wrong call, ergo if you are some inexperienced civilian who just watches the news and studies military strategy then what does your input mean other than your personal opinion. also this is not a war its a police action, there is no final battle and hero home coming victory, its a police action where there to train the Iraqi's and Afghanistan to take better manage these terrorist groups and to prohibit their further spread.
Meamwhile we get our buts kicked by 80 year olds & 15 year olds. Thank god for Technology.
Meanwhile we get are as-es kicked by 80 year olds & 15 year olds. Wow thank god for technology.
No worries! We are going to sock it up the Taliban & Al Qaeda's behind! They will feel the pain. Just watch.
it would get done alot faster if 52% of our casualties were not from friendly fire.
Someone stowed Your brains!!!
Obvioulsy not enough of you are Dead yet.
Yak Just what We need is another Idiot like Bush Jr and Reagan in office!!!
Did You ever see the Movie 2012??? The way things are going it could be true!!! We are all doomed but the Rich... Of Course We are already that way aren't We???
The way You talk I some times wonder how smart You really are!!!
Yep. Looks like my daughters when I mtold them they could not have the pink Porche.
Looks like my daughters when I mtold them they could not have the pink Porche.
Oh good we are not changing our policy of supporting the drug trade. Makes sense, US is full of dopes & supports dope.
Vote Republicans and that is just what You get!!!
Even the good die in Wars!!! It is to keep This Country free from Those that want to take Our rights from us... I just hope the People realize that the Catholic are trying to do it from the in side??? That is why I hope They vote straight Democratic!!!
Why they keep bring the video back all the time??? Once is enough already...
The definition of truth is a fact supporting a reallity and the reallity is that you got your facts wrong,probably because of smoking too much of your opium..once the women of your countries get a larger role in a public sphere instead of having no wrights and being stoned..the situation will improve drastically..you taliban pig!!
LoL..I'm totally with you man!
The slaves to demons in 360 have already lost. Make no delusions about beating the rest of the world.
God will not let his greatest creation fall to the sick servants of demons.
360 is the number of your crimes and lies leading to suffering, hate and oblivion...
The People better listen to GODS real words spoken to Them in the Old Testament!!! Because You wouldn't like what would happen If We don't start doing what GOD wants... Only the Jews will survive this time!!!
We are educated and either in business for ourselves are high up in other business!!! That makes us better...
If anyone believe in God ..let that God handle the problems in his way. Not your own way.
You'll take and like it....and you can't do sht about it nor will you 360 pu$$y
GOD wants us to solve the problems ourselves!!! If GOD does it the World will not be the way We know it today... GOD is giving Us GODS warning by all the things happening all over the World today!!!
You wouldn't like it If GOD does it God Self!!! Look what happen the first time...
well written Dave where ever you are!!
Acmed Shams, How we can explain following to the world,
1) Israel illegal occupation of Palestine and land grabbing that its doing for last 60 years.
2) Kashmir occupied by India for last 60 +years. 80,000 people killed by India.
3) Iraq occupation by USA on FALSE pretext of WMD – 1 Million Iraqi killed in 7 years.
4) Afghanistan occupied by USA, 50,000 + Afghan's killed to-date.
Let God handle the problem with Israel. It was non of his business to do 9/11 because of Israel.That is why now US was in Iraq and in Afghanistan. Because of one Devil so many innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan died . Also in USA ,.WTC MANY DIED IN A MORE BRUTAL WAY. But these killings must stop who ever does it for sake of any God or for sake of Israel. Human beings should not take the law into their hands.
Acmed, Stop peeing in your pants looking at this video. Taliban are coming to get you. BOO..
Dave stop using your soap looking at this video.. :)
No wonder we are not able to do any thing there. We are watching these videos over their for 10 years.
I like this videos :)
Gates: No change to Afghan strategy == IS he serious. He wants to continue the same Failed Strategy. We have lost brain / thinking capacity in our Military. ITS NOT WORTH DRAINING OUR TREASURE / BLOOD FOR THE LOST CAUSE.
BRING OUR TROOPS HOME...
Share, what about Bin laden and other terrorists still hiding and fighting against Christean?
share...still ..ten years is a long time..you are correct. It is a great pain for the families in the military.
If they were only fighting the Christians wouldn't be a problem!!! They are killing the other People too...
Are You saying Our freedom is worth fighting for???
Can someone tell me, What are Americans doing in Afganistan? Who are they fighting?
Are you serious? Have you been sleeping for a decade?
what he means is that who is the enemy..
It appears that anyone labelled as Al Qaeda or Taliban is enemy of US army.. it is hard to identify them (since they all are in civilian clothing and don't appear to have central leadership)..
And yeah, small commune in tribal region with some sort of weapons for their own protection are not necessarily an enemy.. (AK47 is very common in those regions, they produce their own)
this war would've have been over by now if US was able to have clear distinguishment between the armed enemy and armed civilian..
All together now, You cannot win an undeclared war, you cannot win an undeclared war!
They are trying to find Bin laden and other terrorists. BUT Taliban think that US have invaded their country.
First the taliban are pakistani so afgamistan is not their country!
Second the taliban know that they are criminals and enjoy the excuse to kill more innocents. It pleases their demon owners.
Yakaduki, if you harbor our enemies...if you train, feed and supply them and they kill our people...you should not be surprised if you are invaded. The only difference is that the US kills innocents as an accidental biproduct of a war we were forced to fight while the Taliban targets them. How well would civilians be treated in a nation they invaded if they were Christian (or Hindu)?
All together now, You cannot win an undclared war, you cannot win an undeclared war!
So you are the only one with education because you repeat same corrupted teachings every day. God will look after if they have done wrong establishing the country Israel. who are you to judge. you are just a human being just like any other.
The slaves of demons speak the same gibberish over and over in their suffering because it pleases their sadistic owners.
He has no choice.
DinkySriLanhai: Israel is the only Country there that is working toward PEACE... It was the Muslin that started the war against Israel!!!
Trying to train the People so They can keep the Tarriest out of there Themselves!!!
Down with the Tarriest's!
I prefer Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, anamists...just about any group to you Yacaduki
All together now, You cannot win an undclared war, you cannot win and undeclared war!
Read "Descent Into Chaos." It will give you a very good idea of what has been going on in this region. Then you can decide for yourself what we are fighting for.
I would like to propose a change in strategy.
Our troops should sober up, I hear Liindsey Lohan is playing at the Rehab for an extended engagement. Should be fun.
After 10 years & after spending 2 Trillions Dollars and after so MANY Troops dead. Taliban now controls 80% of Afghanistan. Their is no way Military Might can beat Gorilla war fare where local sympathize with Taliban.
How can I too become a pot head man god?
Sounds like a top notch babe magnet.
You ignorant redneck..they are not Hindu,nor do they have any connections with hinduism..they are extremist Muslim..but to explain the difference to you would be the waiste of time!!
Pardon me I got you wrong cause I havent read the rest of your insane comments!To answer the question whom are WE..THE US MARINE CORPS. fighting it's crazy people like yourself!!! And guess What we'll destroy you and banish your backword beliefs from a poor country that finally deserves it's freedom from jerks like you!!!!
The Gentiles are trying to make slaves out of Everyone Else!!! we all be better off if Everyone would just mind Their own Business and let the People live the lives They want to live... If Your not asked for help don't help!!! Especially You Racist...
Now that I can agree with!!!
We shall fight gorillas with giant lizards that breath fire!
If they had 80ty percent of the Country We be in big trouble!!! But please tell Me how 300 People can control that much Country???
Well that certainly sounds logical. My opinion is somewhat in line with that. At this point, since we are not acively "at war" with the country of Afghanistan, our soldiers and troops are supposed to be doing what exactly? If we are providing U.N. support, or support in general, then we certainly wouldnt need to increase troops. Its not like we are moving in, Mr. Gates. If we need conflict involvement for our military, how bout we swivel to Africa. Frankly, the Taliban and Al-Quada are just gangs like the Crips or the Bloods, and we will never be done. We are going to have to call our own end of this, because it wont just happen on its own.
there is no way, and it is being realized, and every action has a reaction and that's why we are changing some of the little things we do, like not bust open doors rather than knock, or meet and greet the villages and do a heath and welfare check.
It is up to the Afghani's but we remain until we feel comfortable that Afghanistan's military, and politicians are able to control their country and we are not needed. better suffer now than wake up to a couple dozen 9/11 year round.
Just use Drugs like He does!!!
Why does the Marines take credit for all the Wars we fight??? Why are there so many of the Army dieing then???
once again they make the mistake of intercpeting my messages.
see? you can not talk to this filth.
Slit Thier fuking throats.
not MY Problem.
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