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ThoughtsOnline

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


It's said that generals always fight the last war and so it ought not come as a surprise that General Petraeus, fresh off his 'win' in Iraq, is using pretty much the same tactics in Afghanistan, and even so despite that there are probably more differences than similarities between Iraq and Afghanistan.

And it ought not come as a surprise that our enemies, having seen those tactics used in Iraq, have adapted their tactics.

Combine that with overly restrictive rules of engagement placed on our forces operating in Afghanistan and it is pretty easy to see why our guys are having some major trouble in Afghanistan.