TV News LIES

Tuesday, Sep 16th

Last update04:57:11 AM GMT

You are here News Military McChrystal: U.S. Wasn’t Ready for Afghan War

McChrystal: U.S. Wasn’t Ready for Afghan War

E-mail Print PDF

Gen. McChrystalThe U.S. began the war in Afghanistan with a "frighteningly simplistic" view of the country and even 10 years later lacks knowledge that could help bring the conflict to a successful end, a former top commander said Thursday.

Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal said in remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations that the U.S. and its NATO allies are only "a little better than" 50 percent of the way to reaching their war goals.

Of the remaining tasks to be accomplished, he said the most difficult may be to create a legitimate government that ordinary Afghans can believe in and that can serve as a counterweight to the Taliban.

McChrystal, who commanded coalition forces in 2009-10 and was forced to resign in a flap over a magazine article, said the U.S. entered Afghanistan in October 2001 with too little knowledge of Afghan culture.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


US air force sergeant barred from re-enlisting unless he swears to God

Air Force oathThe US air force has told an atheist airman he must swear his re-enlistment oath to...

U.S. military charter lands in Iran after mix-up

military charter lands in IranA U.S. military charter aircraft flying from Afghanistan to Dubai landed in Iran because of a...

U.S. Air Force: Swear to God—or Get Out

Air Force AcademyIn a new, unexplained shift, the Air Force is compelling its troops to use the phrase...

President Obama sending 350 troops to Baghdad

350 troops sent to BaghdadU.S. President Barack Obama authorized a request on Tuesday to send 350 more troops to Baghdad...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!