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    Re: NATO Disasters Stack Up In Afghanistan

    seems like Officers/NCOs have always thought the Army was going soft...

    The skipped over main reason- Reduction in Forces, RIF...

    I don't see where anyone in the service says political correctness...

    I'd also say only 38% say the Army is heading in the wrong direction. 62% feel it isn't
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    An internal Army survey that was conducted in 2011 and published this year discovered that only 26 percent of active-duty Army officers say yes--and that one of the two main themes cited by those who say no is that the Army is now adversely impacted by "political correctness" imposed by both outside policymakers and senior Army leaders.

    The 26 percent who said the Army was headed in the right direction in 2011 was the lowest percentage who gave that response since the Army began conducting this survey in 2005. It was also significant drop from the 33 percent who had said the Army was heading in the right direction in 2010.

    The report said that 24 percent of those who believed the Army was not headed in the right direction provided additional comments on why they believed that was the case. "Two themes stood out in these comments," said the report. The first was concern over the downsizing of the Army and the impact it might have on national security.

    The second was the impact of "political correctness."

    The Annual Survey of Army Leadership, conducted by U.S. Army's Center for Army Leadership, asked 16,800 commissioned and non-commissioned officers to agree or disagree with the statement: “The Army is headed in the right direction to prepare for the challenges of the next 10 years.”
    perhaps general allen's proclamation that the 51 greens on blue this year are NOT taliban directed isn't going over well

    perhaps bothersome was the directive at kabul isaf that soldiers were to check their weapons so as not to foment distrust with our "allies" on base, reversed in august by general martin dempsey after the 40th american was killed by a soldier he armed and trained

    U.S. Troops Ordered to Be Armed at All Times Following Afghan Attacks - ABC News

    perhaps, the pentagon's whitewashing of major hasan is part of the problem

    Fort Hood Report: No Mention of Islam, Hasan Not Named - TIME

    rif:

    Obama outlines defense cuts - POLITICO

    Panetta details impact of potentially "devastating" defense cuts – CNN

    Bob Woodward sequester book could bolster GOP attack on W.H. - POLITICO

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    Re: NATO Disasters Stack Up In Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    The ANSF can be cultivated and made into a proficient fighting force
    U.S. military suspends joint patrols with Afghans - CBS News

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    Re: NATO Disasters Stack Up In Afghanistan

    I'm well aware, I was due to go over in the next few weeks for research and now I'm unsure of its status. It doesn't detract from what I said.

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    It was such a sudden decision, the British and the Afghans heard it on the news.
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    Re: NATO Disasters Stack Up In Afghanistan

    It has been a disastrous week for Obama. After all that bragging at the dem convention about killing bin Laden and successes in the Middle East the whole area is ready to blow. It has never been this unstable. We have always had allies in the area to count on but after 31/2 years of Obama we are left with only Israel and Obama refuses to give Netanyahu 15 minutes of time. He is actually making Jimmy Carter look good. Carter lost Iran and now Obama is finishing the job.

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    Re: NATO Disasters Stack Up In Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry7 View Post
    It has been a disastrous week for Obama. After all that bragging at the dem convention about killing bin Laden and successes in the Middle East the whole area is ready to blow. It has never been this unstable. We have always had allies in the area to count on but after 31/2 years of Obama we are left with only Israel and Obama refuses to give Netanyahu 15 minutes of time. He is actually making Jimmy Carter look good. Carter lost Iran and now Obama is finishing the job.
    lol yes because the GOP have maintained such a open policy on Iran during the last year...


    p.s what middle eastern allies has the US had to fall back on in the past?
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: NATO Disasters Stack Up In Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Obama announced that we are leaving, the locals know that means another civil war is coming, and they are hedging their bets. If I were an Afghan with no way to escape the country, I'd keep my head down too.
    We can only hope that Jeb Bush sends US troops to Afghanistan after he wins the presidential race in 2016.

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    Re: NATO Disasters Stack Up In Afghanistan

    what middle eastern allies has the US had
    until very recently, egypt

    Major Non-NATO Ally Information, Videos, Pictures and News

    as of 9-11, however, obtuse obama is not so sure

    Obama: Egypt not an ally - Boston Globe

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    Re: NATO Disasters Stack Up In Afghanistan

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    until very recently, egypt

    Major Non-NATO Ally Information, Videos, Pictures and News

    as of 9-11, however, obtuse obama is not so sure

    Obama: Egypt not an ally - Boston Globe

    Obama had the opportunity to install an Egyptian dictator who would have been friendly to the US, but he blew it.

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    Re: NATO Disasters Stack Up In Afghanistan

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    until very recently, egypt

    Major Non-NATO Ally Information, Videos, Pictures and News

    as of 9-11, however, obtuse obama is not so sure

    Obama: Egypt not an ally - Boston Globe
    would hardly of said Egypt were ever your ally as such, especially considering America pro-Israeli stance. America has had trade realtionships in the middle east but I wouldnt say they could ever count any of them as friends. If you did count countries like Egypt as your friend then your all being very naive, why not ask the UK what happens to you in the middle east when you think they are your "friends".
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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