Sunday, 23 September 2012

Senate Commitee Hearing: Soldiers Stories from the Afghan War

April 2009

Veterans of combat operations in Afghanistan testified about their experiences and offered advice from the perspective of soldiers and junior officers in the field. Most said that U.S. forces had done an insufficient job of reaching out to local villagers and presenting a viable alternative to cooperation with anti-Western fundamentalists. They were divided, however, on the usefulness of the Obama administrations plans to increase U.S. military presence in the region.

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