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US military leaders fear Afghanistan withdrawal will increase soldier deaths"The fighting will be intense as they leave and the planners expect the casualty rate will increase even as troop numbers are being reduced," a senior US defence department adviser.The simple logistics of arranging such a large and rapid withdrawal from a country with such basic infrastructure and extremely limited and exposed transit routes is one of their greatest fears."They expect casualty rates will increase as a result of this order to get so many troops out so quickly," the adviser said.
ISPR has strongly rejected the outrageous notion that any particular whatsoever group of Taliban, was being supported by Army.The US has deliberately kept Pakistan at bay about its efforts to seek a peace deal with the Taliban ahead of the phased withdrawal from Afghanistan.The need to involve of Pakistan in any accommodation that would allow for at least a reasonably graceful American exit.
A majority of Republicans went on record Friday against funding and authorizing the Libya war, in a reversal of partisan roles. Perhaps more troubling for the president, 36 Democrats voted against funding and 70 Democrats voted against authorizing -- the authorization bill failed, in a blow to the president, but so did the de-funding bill.
Nagl’s mantra: “We have to outthink the enemy, not just outfight him.” In an era when small but wily bands of nonuniformed insurgents could stymie America’s mighty military machine with stealthy guerrilla attacks and roadside bombs planted in the night.As the 2012 presidential campaign gets under way and the political debate centers on the debt ceiling and the deficit, the mounting cost of the war has eclipsed the casualty rate as Topic A. A new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press shows that nearly 60 percent of Americans believe that the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has contributed “a great deal” to the nation’s debt.