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'Americans are Americans'

Posted By Conn Carroll On February 6, 2008 @ 12:03 pm In Security | Comments Disabled

Anticipating the arrival of 3,200 Marines set to reinforce 2,500 Canadian troops already deployed in his southern province, Afghan official Ahmed Wali Karzai told the Los Angeles Times [1]: “The Canadians are fine, but Americans are Americans — the mentality is different. The Americans are very professional. They go in; they get out. It’s just like you see in the movies.”

Due to a minimalist approach to committing military forces, the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan has been unable to transform an overwhelming military victory in 2001 into a stable postwar political situation. The upcoming increase in troop levels in Afghanistan is a key component to revitalizing U.S. efforts in Afghanistan [2].

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[1] Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghan6feb06,1,6346995.story

[2] revitalizing U.S. efforts in Afghanistan: http://www.heritage.org/Research/MiddleEast/bg2076.cfm

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