Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 2 (2 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   9 comments

Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

MORE TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Become a Fan
  (16 fans)
According to the Washington Post today, "The Pentagon is moving to get three of the four combat brigades requested by commanders into Afghanistan by summer, [War] Secretary Robert Gates said as he traveled here to meet with military leaders."

The plan is to add at least 20,000 more troops to the "good war" as quickly as possible.

The peace movement in the U.S. is far behind our counterparts in Canada, England, and throughout Europe in actively opposing this war that has now lasted even longer than the Iraq occupation.

Gates told the media, "I do believe there will be a requirement for sustained commitment here for some protracted period of time. How many years that is and how many troops that is I think nobody knows at this point."

There are 31,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, including 13,500 with the NATO-led coalition. Over 17,500 Afghan troops are fighting the Taliban who were essentially created and armed by policies of former Carter administration National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski.

The Democrats in Congress by and large do not oppose the Afghanistan war.

 

Bruce Gagnon is the Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.

more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT GEORGIA-RUSSIA CONFLICT?

APPEAL TO STOP NAVY BASE CONSTRUCTION ON JEJU ISLAND

TWISTED UP BY A SUPER COUP D'ETAT

U.S. LOOKING FOR A FIGHT

700 SIGN LETTER TO OBAMA OPPOSING "MISSILE DEFENSE" DEPLOYMENTS

Star Wars or Social Progress

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
5 people are discussing this page, with 9 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

As you are aware Bruce this is old news. It ... by Munich on Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 at 2:55:11 PM
Yes it is old news but as I say it is an issue tha... by Bruce K. Gagnon on Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 at 2:59:43 PM
If Israel decides to bomb Iran, we will have lots ... by EnceladusJ on Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 at 4:04:59 PM
More killing.  This is insane.  I rememb... by Deborah Wells on Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 at 5:51:01 PM
Absolutely Bruce, and I truly understand your me... by Munich on Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 at 6:21:54 PM
Some might call it genocide what we are doing in I... by Bruce K. Gagnon on Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 at 6:29:43 PM
Absolutely Bruce, and I truly understand your me... by Munich on Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 at 6:25:58 PM
Munich, that was so beautifully written and so abs... by EnceladusJ on Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 at 9:03:52 PM
Yea that voting thing, and that "democratic countr... by William Whitten on Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 at 8:44:54 PM