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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Think Tanks: More Deaths in Afghanistan Would Be Prudent

Experts quoted today by Reuters are calling for a far greater deployment in Afghanistan than the 60,000 Obama is currently considering. And Stephen Biddle of the Council on Foreign Relations says "it would be prudent to assume that fatality rates of perhaps 50-100 per month could persist for many months, if not years." If anything, these experts are underestimating the number of soldiers who must die in order for the U.S. to conquer Afghanistan. How else could the U.S. overcome an enemy that defeated 620,000 Soviet soldiers and killed 15,000 of them?

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