More troops, more Afghan violence, short-term: NATO
A U.S. proposal to send more troops to southern Afghanistan will lead to a short-term rise in violence before stability can be brought to the region, the deputy commander of NATO forces in the country said on Wednesday.
Faced with a virulent insurgency and the worst year of violence since the Taliban were toppled in 2001, the United States is sending 3,000 extra troops in January.
If President-elect Barack Obama agrees, that number could rise to 20,000 in the next 12 to 18 months.
While the first brigade to arrive in the new year will reinforce the southern fringes of Kabul, any further U.S. deployments are likely to be sent to the south where British, Canadian and Dutch forces are struggling to contain the Taliban in their traditional heartland.
The arrival of new troops will "lead to a short-term spike in violence," ...
report from yahoo
One would have to read all the way to paragraph number seven (7) to be informed that an increase of violence is exactly what the surge is designed to accomplish...it's called "engaging the enemy"... you know...that's what war is about?
Of course the MSM would have one think that the surge would simply cause more violence as a dreaded thing...a mistake. Uhhhh...just like they wanted one to think it was a mistake in Iraq...
Hey, MSM, we are watching you...and investigating you...and exposing you...
How does it feel? Hope you are enjoying your decline and demise as becoming the bearers of slanted political mime...instead of doing a genuine public service.