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    U.S. Tries New Tack Against Taliban

    The War in Afghanistan has taken precedent again. An interim move, this hopefully will appeal to the populations to stop the fighting from the inside.

    The U.S.-led coalition and the Afghan government are launching an initiative to persuade Taliban insurgents to lay down their weapons, offering jobs and protection to the militants who choose to abandon their fight.
    U.S. Tries New Tack Against Taliban - WSJ.com

    Seems like a very good plan, on paper, lets see how the execution unfolds, especially considering Afghanistan's intense level of corruption.

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    Re: U.S. Tries New Tack Against Taliban

    And what happens to that protection when the US leaves?

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    Re: U.S. Tries New Tack Against Taliban

    Talibans and insurgents will always go for the kill. Its endless problem in Aghanistan and Iraq. This has now spread to Pakistan and soon to India I guess.

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    Re: U.S. Tries New Tack Against Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Talibans and insurgents will always go for the kill. Its endless problem in Aghanistan and Iraq. This has now spread to Pakistan and soon to India I guess.

    Which is precisely why the free world must prevail against the forces of radicalism in the religion of Islam. Fore, if we abandon this fight we will be back later to fight another more protracted, and bloody one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Which is precisely why the free world must prevail against the forces of radicalism in the religion of Islam. Fore, if we abandon this fight we will be back later to fight another more protracted, and bloody one.


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    But you guys can't remain in Afghanistan and Iraq forever. When you leave it could end up in a worse scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    But you guys can't remain in Afghanistan and Iraq forever. When you leave it could end up in a worse scenario.

    And that is why we must win, what ever that looks like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And that is why we must win, what ever that looks like.


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    We will see how it goes. Obama has vowed to finish the job in afghanistan and I am predicting he will send another 30,000 troops there.

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    Re: U.S. Tries New Tack Against Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    But you guys can't remain in Afghanistan and Iraq forever. When you leave it could end up in a worse scenario.
    Not could, but will. When we leave, it all falls apart. Civil war is inevitable.

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    Re: U.S. Tries New Tack Against Taliban

    The Taliban may appear to surrender and give up their arms, but it will just be temporary. You can't buy friends.....you can only rent them.
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    Re: U.S. Tries New Tack Against Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    The War in Afghanistan has taken precedent again. An interim move, this hopefully will appeal to the populations to stop the fighting from the inside.



    U.S. Tries New Tack Against Taliban - WSJ.com

    Seems like a very good plan, on paper, lets see how the execution unfolds, especially considering Afghanistan's intense level of corruption.

    P.S. Mods, not sure if thise should go in news 2.0 or Mainstream Media...
    The government can't do anything right. Our military should be abolished and every individual should provide his own defense from the Taliban.

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