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McChrystal’s radical war plan losing early luster focus 06/25/2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

McChrystal’s radical war plan losing early luster



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06/25/2010

KABUL — US Gen. Stanley McChrystal radically altered the rules of war in Afghanistan but, sacked after a year, the success or failure of his counter-insurgency masterplan will fall to David Petraeus.

The brilliant former special operations chief was appointed commander last June of what has become America’s longest war when his predecessor was pushed out for being unable to stem an unravelling war in the “graveyard of empires.”

Hand picked for his ability to develop counter-insurgency warfare to the battlefield, McChrystal devised a strategy to pour tens of thousands of extra troops into Afghanistan, win over civilians and train local forces.... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20100625com8.html


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