AP sources: Afghan commander frets over corruption
By LARA JAKES, Associated Press Writer Lara Jakes, Associated Press Writer Tue Oct 13, 9:40 pm ET
WASHINGTON – Rampant government corruption may derail the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan even if as many as 80,000 additional U.S. troops are sent to the war, the top military commander there has concluded, according to U.S. officials briefed on his recommendations.
The conclusion by Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal is part of a still-secret document that requests more troops even as he warns that they ultimately may not prevent terrorists from turning Afghanistan back into a haven.
McChrystal has outlined three options for additional troops — from as many as 80,000 to as few as 10,000 to 15,000, according to officials at the Pentagon and White House.
Each option carries a high risk of failing, according to U.S. officials, although they said McChrystal concluded that fewer troops will bring the highest risks.
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I can not for the life of me understand why Obama insists on becoming the next Lyndon Johnson. It is clear the country does not want us there, history has also made it very clear that Afghanistan causes every invaders eventual Waterloo.
I was even against the war from the get go, that we'd eventually regret it. But that is a whole other issue.