Skip to comments.Coalition Forces Routing Taliban in Key Afghan Region
Posted on 10/21/2010 11:16:53 AM PDT by mojito
ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan American and Afghan forces have been routing the Taliban in much of Kandahar Province in recent weeks, forcing many hardened fighters, faced with the buildup of American forces, to flee strongholds they have held for years, NATO commanders, local Afghan officials and residents of the region said.
A series of civilian and military operations around the strategic southern province, made possible after a force of 12,000 American and NATO troops reached full strength here in the late summer, has persuaded Afghan and Western officials that the Taliban will have a hard time returning to areas they had controlled in the province that was their base.
Some of the gains seem to have come from a new mobile rocket that has pinpoint accuracy like a small cruise missile and has been used against the hideouts of insurgent commanders around Kandahar. That has forced many of them to retreat across the border into Pakistan.
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I never thought I'd see the day.
This just might have a connection to who is, excuse the expression, Commander in Chief.
> OK, I’ve seen a pig fly. This is the New York Times,
> Front Page, extolling the effectiveness of US combat
Well, you gotta remember who is the ostensible Commander-in-Chief.
Can’t make the Chief 0bamunist look bad, now, can we?
Tactical retreat, folks. They're marshalling their forces for when we leave in July. They've done this before, only to return.
Yesterday we were in secret talks with the Taliban because the country was deteriorating and the Taliban was rising up and today we are routing them?
I call BS
I have no doubt that we’ve been kicking their asses for quite some time. I DO, however, question the timing of the downcast reporting of a few months ago and then THIS just a couple weeks before the election.
They will be back next week.
October Surprise, courtesy the partisan media shills at the New York Slimes. Thanks mojito.
Guess I should see what LWJ is saying.
Yeah, that’s gonna happen. /sarc
Tell them the deadline is one day after the Taliban finally blows up its last suicide bomb and goes extinct.
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