Afghan strategy no longer in the hands of Obama amateurs

NY Times:

Trump Gives Mattis Authority to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

The defense secretary assured Congress of a new strategy by mid-July: “It’s going to require a change in our approach from the last several years.”
Obama demonstrated his lack of understanding of military operations by ordering a surge he had no intention of sustaining and then he managed to give an enemy hope by withdrawing most of the surge troops.  The Taliban were just biding their time until Obama's perfidy was exposed and then began their mass murder offensive against the Afghans who rejected them.

By putting the decision making in the hands a a true professional like Mattis, at least there is some hope that something can be salvaged in Afghanistan.


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