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US may rely more on Afghanistan’s tribal militia: report

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While relying less on the central government in Kabul, “US forces would scale back combat operations to focus more on training Afghan government forces and tribal militias,” the report said.

The plan is controversial because it could extend the influence of warlords while undermining the government of President Hamid Karzai,” it said, noting that such a plan also could stoke rivalries between security units in Afghanistan.

But “the US military’s willingness to consider such risks reflects the growing worry about worsening conditions in Afghanistan,” the report added.

“Until recently, the military would not have considered a move to bolster tribal militias, but, with relatively few troops available, military leaders believe only a new approach to the war can stanch the spreading violence.”

via US may rely more on Afghanistan’s tribal militia: report – Yahoo! News

US Defense secretary Robert Gates asked European counterparts to send more troops, but they don’t seem to be willing to do so.

Not a very good plan… really. More power to warlords, means more power to druglords. Whatever NATO ministers have agreed to do about them.


Written by Claudia

October 12, 2008 at 7:20 pm

Posted in Islamism, terrorism

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  1. I’m sorry if this sounds a bit extreme, especially a first post, but I would recommend covert carpet bombing of the first 20km on the Pakistan side of the Afghan border. This is where all the a-holes killing our troops are coming from. Then announce this as a weekly event, time NOT to be announced.

    Pakistan is in no position to do anything about it. Give Pakistan 2 hours to evacuate troops and civilians and let it fly.

    Or else invade with tanks. It’s called realpolitik, and has been used against us for years.


    October 13, 2008 at 1:58 am

  2. The problem as ever are the traitors. The Frontier Corps is infiltrated by Talibans so if you tell the police, they are going to know.
    I don’t think (personally, though I can be wrong) that there is an easy solution to this problem. I believe this is just another episode of a very long-time war. And I don’t think there is even political will of winning it.


    October 13, 2008 at 1:28 pm

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