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megimoo
10-04-2009, 08:16 PM
National Security Adviser Chides McChrystal

"Obamas N.S. Adviser tells US General in Command on the scene To Keep His Mouth Shut to the press !"

In his report, McChrystal warned that a "failure to gain the initiative and reverse insurgent momentum" in the next 12 months "risks an outcome where defeating the insurgency is no longer possible."
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President Obama's National Security Adviser James L. Jones suggested Sunday that the public campaign being conducted by the U.S. commander in Afghanistan on behalf of his war strategy is complicating the internal White House review now underway, saying that "it is better for military advice to come up through the chain of command snip
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McChrystal, whom Obama sent to Afghanistan in May after firing his predecessor, is calling for a new strategy that focuses on protecting Afghan civilians from the insurgency. The plan would require perhaps as many as 40,000 additional U.S. troops -- in additional to the 68,000 scheduled to be on the ground there by the end of the year -- and other resources to carry out a broad nation-building effort on behalf of an Afghan government whose legitimacy has been severely undermined by the flawed Aug. 20 presidential election.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/04/AR2009100401879.html