Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Report Casts Serious Doubts on Military Success in Afghanistan

NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel was just on the Rachel Maddow Show this evening discussing a report that he was exclusively provided. The report is on the war in Afghanistan and was prepared for military leaders by an independent research group.

The findings were in stark contrast to some of the optimism that has been expressed by those who feel that President Obama's troop escalation will prove adequate for stabilizing the country. Here is the segment:

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As Rachel Maddow expressed on her show's Twitter feed, if this represents the view of the Department of Defense, then the military is fighting a war that they know they cannot win.

This is cross posted here.

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