Walkers World: UK Attack on Afghan War, New Report

We’re about to lose our # 1 Ally, Great Britain in our wars in Central Asia.

Their latest report is covered by the story below.   Only 6 countries have 1,000 troops or less in Afghanistan, we have 60,000 troops there.  This is a report that goes along with Col. Timothy Reese’s Report stating it’s time to declare victory and come home (read story under ABOUT on the right).

 By MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus Published: Aug. 3, 2009 at 11:23 AM

“No matter how difficult the circumstances facing the military in Afghanistan, the use of air power and acts of considerable cultural insensitivity on the part of some coalition forces over an extended period have done much to shape negative perceptions among ordinary Afghans about the military and the international effort in Afghanistan.

“This problem has caused damage, both real and perceived, that will in many instances be difficult to undo,” it concluded.

Read the full story under ABOUT on the right of this story.


Tags: , , , , , , ,

One Response to “Walkers World: UK Attack on Afghan War, New Report”

  1. I'm a Linda too Says:

    I also had these two articles.

    From The Times
    August 3, 2009
    Tell us why we’re in Afghanistan, MPs say


    Afghan mission falls short of expectations: Lawmakers

    …”considerably expanded character since the first British troops were deployed there in 2001,” the report said.

    “The UK deployment to Helmand (province) was undermined by unrealistic planning at senior levels, poor coordination between Whitehall (government) departments and crucially, a failure to provide the military with clear direction.”

    Britain’s role as lead international partner on counter-narcotics was “a poisoned chalice”, the report said, adding there was “little evidence” to suggest that cuts in poppy cultivation were down to deliberate strategy.

    It called for British troops to focus on security alone.

    The “Global Security: Afghanistan and Pakistan” report also looked at problems caused by the use of air power, particularly by the United States.

    Drone attacks by US forces in Pakistan have “damaged the US’s reputation” while some of the blame for problems in the international mission in Afghanistan must be put on the Bush administration’s early focus on military goals, it said.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: