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Read more about Originally Posted by errol The US will go eventually, probably with its tail between its legs. It won't be the military with it's tail between it's legs. If anyone goes o

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September 13th, 2008   #31
Rob Henderson
 
 
Yep... As has already been said here....
 
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September 13th, 2008   #32
03USMC
 
 
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Originally Posted by The Other Guy
...and with nowhere near enough soldiers. Had we gone with 100,000 instead of diverting soldiers to Iraq, Bin Laden's would have rotted away on a stick in Kabul years ago.
Had we not counted on our "Allies" (Pakistan) cough cough hack cough. To block the passes in the Hindu Kush/Tora Bora and prevent the AQ's and Talibans from fleeing into their (Pakistans) tribal territories. Anaconda might well have worked better and may have hindered the enemies plans to a greater degree or actually gotten OBL.


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September 13th, 2008   #33
A Can of Man
 
 
Pakistan is earning a lot of money thanks to OBL.
 
September 13th, 2008   #34
The Other Guy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Had we not counted on our "Allies" (Pakistan) cough cough hack cough. To block the passes in the Hindu Kush/Tora Bora and prevent the AQ's and Talibans from fleeing into their (Pakistans) tribal territories. Anaconda might well have worked better and may have hindered the enemies plans to a greater degree or actually gotten OBL.
The CIA wanted Rumsfeld to send soldiers to block the passes, but he said he couldn't make it, which has pretty much proven to be false.


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September 13th, 2008   #35
03USMC
 
 
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The CIA wanted Rumsfeld to send soldiers to block the passes, but he said he couldn't make it, which has pretty much proven to be false.
Right because we couldn't have used a brigade or a couple Bn's from the 101st Air Assault Division who was in country to do that.

Just my opinion we've played patty cake, pat butt with the Pakistani's for way too long when it comes to this. We eithier conduct the war in the Stan like a war or we get out. If not it's going to be Iraq redux.
 
September 14th, 2008   #36
AikiRooster
 
 
Without as doubt, we ought to not be anywhere in a combat scenario unless we are willing to kill all the bad guys, win and then, fix it up to where it can sustain itself. If politics is involved in our ROE's at all, we ought to not be there.




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September 14th, 2008   #37
A Can of Man
 
 
Actually, politics is the reason why we have ROEs.
But really they should be simple.
 
September 14th, 2008   #38
AikiRooster
 
 
True, however, the ROE's become more and more restrictive as certain types in govt get in power.
 
September 14th, 2008   #39
errol
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Right because we couldn't have used a brigade or a couple Bn's from the 101st Air Assault Division who was in country to do that.

Just my opinion we've played patty cake, pat butt with the Pakistani's for way too long when it comes to this. We eithier conduct the war in the Stan like a war or we get out. If not it's going to be Iraq redux.
The US will go eventually, probably with its tail between its legs. I can see terrible trouble brewing in Pakistan in the next few years.
 
September 15th, 2008   #40
A Can of Man
 
 
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Originally Posted by AikiRooster
True, however, the ROE's become more and more restrictive as certain types in govt get in power.
Also true.
 



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