fix articles 57838, operation anaconda
Are the United States and NATO are losing the War in Afghanistan? (tags)
In this study I will examine whether NATO and the United States have failed in their War in Afghanistan against Islamic terrorism between 2001-09. To do this I will compare their objectives against measurements of effectiveness (MOE’s) as provided by both political and military sources as prescribed by the intervening forces.
On Tactics and Strategy: How Bush has Misunderstood Military Strategic Doctrine (tags)
You know you never defeated us on the battlefield, said the American colonel. The North Vietnamese colonel pondered this remark a moment. That may be so, he replied, but it is also irrelevant.
From "Plain Sailing" to "Where the Hell Are We?" to "Up the Creek (tags)
Barely into its second week Operation Easy Sailing is in big trouble. One simple way of measuring just how big is by adding up all the time you hear the phrases “all according to Plan”, and the “Our strategy is sound”.
Liberated From Life (tags)
In early October, an Afghan woman, Nurgessa, roaming the deserted streets of Kandahar accompanied by her little boy said the following for the 'liberation' efforts of the United States of America: "Last night, while we were sleeping the Americans bombed our homes. When I woke up I saw Agha Gul [her husband] shattered into pieces and my other two sons had their heads blown away....
Iraqi People Fearful Of U.S. Weapons Of Mass Destruction (tags)
'There will not be a safe place in Baghdad,' said one Pentagon official who has been briefed on the plan. 'The sheer size of this has never been seen before, never been contemplated before,; the official said.. 'you have this simultaneous effect, rather like the nuclear weapons at Hiroshima, not taking days or weeks but in minutes'...
U.S. soldier told to kill women and children in Afghanistan (tags)
This American soldier says he was specifically ordered to kill women and children in Afghanistan. Isn't that a war crime?
U.S. suffered "significant defeat" in Oper. Anaconda (tags)
The Washington Post published a story today that an internal policy review concluded the Bush League was snake-bit by last month's Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan.