Panetta, in Afghanistan, says ‘we’re winning’

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  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    One can't quite say the US is winning, in the manner of the word 'winning'.

    However, the US is surely not losing.

    It would be worth noting that ever since the US attack on the Pakistani troops the spate of attacks on Kabul and all that has gone down.

    Therefore, one is well aware what causes the winning vs the losing!
     
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    Thank God he did not say India was one of those challenges. This time.:scared1:
     
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    That is because he is in Govt and so he cannot tell the truth! ;)
     
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    USA kicked their butt November 26, 2011. Now they have something to gripe about on November 26 every year. How come three countries have experienced major incidents in which number eleven is common denominator. Let us call up the Astrologers of the world to debate.

    On the positive note placing USA and Afghan forces on the AF-PAK border was the best decision so far. It should have been done by President Bush in 2001 itself. As Kayani said once USA will have to think ten times before attacking. He has been proven wrong. What we should do is for every cross border attack from Paki side we should hit ten targets to destroy their infrastructure once for all.
     
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    Ray Sir, let me know what you think about my perspective.

    The US is definitely not losing. In fact, they are winning in pure military point of view. Even the Soviets never lost. They won every single battle. In fact, they were even more successful, given that US was working against the Soviets then but Russia isn't working against the US now. However, the thing is that the Afghans have really nothing to lose. So, how can they be defeated? Even death of millions of Afghans apparently means a trifle, or so it seems.

    BTW, I would have agreed with the Defense Secretary Panetta with more enthusiasm if the US could secure Nimroz region and the new Delaram-Zaranj highway that India built, which apparently is under Taliban control.
     

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