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Dempsey: Taliban likely to be
long-term threat in Afghanistan

Associated Press, by Robert Burns

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 4/7/2013 7:55:27 PM

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- The United States accepts that a diminished but resilient Taliban is likely to remain a military threat in some parts of Afghanistan long after U.S. troops complete their combat mission next year, the top U.S. military officer said Sunday. In an Associated Press interview at this air field north of Kabul, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he is cautiously optimistic that the Afghan army will hold its own against the insurgency as Western troops pull back and Afghans assume the lead combat role. He said that by

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HotRodLincoln, 4/7/2013 8:05:12 PM     (No. 9264413)

Maybe someone should have considered this in 2001.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 4/7/2013 8:20:52 PM     (No. 9264426)

Long term threat? Well, duh, Dempsey.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 4/7/2013 8:24:29 PM     (No. 9264436)

But. But. But. The democrats said Afghanistan was the _right_ war.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kanphil, 4/7/2013 8:33:10 PM     (No. 9264445)

The Taliban were the threat when we started this war and the Taliban are the threat still. We are right back where we started except we have lost a lot of brave fighters and spent a lot of money. It could have been worth it if we had had CICs who were determined to fight the war to win.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pros7767, 4/7/2013 8:57:04 PM     (No. 9264465)

No kidding. I´m shocked! s/o

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jdh, 4/7/2013 8:58:09 PM     (No. 9264466)

"Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That´s critical," Biden said.

I don´t know why people are so upset. /s



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Reply 7 - Posted by: ScrIbelus, 4/7/2013 9:11:29 PM     (No. 9264472)

Golly! It´s a relief that all is quiet in Iraq!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pinger, 4/7/2013 9:25:49 PM     (No. 9264481)

Would you believe for the next thousand years, Gen?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: wws, 4/7/2013 9:59:28 PM     (No. 9264497)

gee, YA THINK???

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MMC, 4/7/2013 10:07:28 PM     (No. 9264506)

No S..t Sherlock! If we played to win, the threat and growth of the Taliban would have been greatly diminished. Afghan is a resiliant, tough, 7th century nation.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: oh-heck, 4/7/2013 11:13:24 PM     (No. 9264573)

I thought Obama and Hillary considered them potential allies in eventual peace?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 4/8/2013 10:57:14 AM     (No. 9265206)

Let us leave this place, bring our troops home, and array half of them on the Mexican border.

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