Taliban vow: U.S. can not win the war we will beat the U.S.
Taliban militants in the mountains march
newspaper special military observers Zhao Chuanheng
recently, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan will McChrystal, the president due to open its national security team Obama senior officials insulted, being Obama fired. Obama also announced that the U.S. Central Commander Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander will serve Zhu’a. The Taliban spokesman said McChrystal is long overdue to leave, replaced by Petraeus as bad, because Americans must lose this war.
Petraeus was “demoted” to use?
6 23, Obama held a press conference at the White House announced that the top U.S. commander agreed Zhu’a McChrystal will resign, and the nomination of U.S. Central Commander Peter Reus McChrystal will take over the duties, has overall responsibility for the war in Afghanistan.
Previously, McCristal its subsidiary in the U.S. “Rolling Stone” magazine interview, Barack Obama for President, Vice President Joe Biden, Presidential National Security Adviser Jones, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and other senior officials verbally disrespectful, by public opinion as “military intervention.” McChrystal at this time to enter Afghanistan from the war in command of only one year. His success in the end of last year to persuade Obama to pursue a strategy of A Zengbing, 30,000 additional troops not yet fully in place, described as “Ship Even Sank die first.”
United States, “Defense News” website reported on the 24th, Obama announced that Gen. David Petraeus, the U.S. military in charge of Zhu’a time, and did not say whether he continued to serve as central headquarters commander. There was news that Petraeus will be two jobs concurrently, but this was quickly denied the Pentagon spokesman Morrell. Morrell said Petraeus, commander no longer serve as the central headquarters of the post.
“Defense News” commented that Petraeus to accept this position is undoubtedly the “demoted” to use, because the top U.S. commander Zhu’a immediate supervisor is the central headquarters of the commander.
the current U.S. strategy implemented by the government of A Zengbing by Petraeus and McChrystal they jointly developed, how the Petraeus strategy for effective implementation of Afghanistan is very clear that this will help to ensure that A strategy for continuity.
“terrorism expert” face many challenges
Petraeus before he became commander of the central headquarters, a former top U.S. commander in Iraq. Early in 2007 he lobbied the Bush administration implemented the surge strategy in Iraq, so that the security situation in Iraq has markedly improved, as the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Iraq has laid a solid foundation. McCristal performed many of the principles of the Arab strategy, also from Petraeus’s experience in Iraq. It can be said, Petraeus is the “war on terror,” experts in.
However, the “Washington Post” reported on June 25 said, this does not mean that Petraeus to Afghanistan will be able to do well. First, Petraeus familiarity with the affairs of Afghanistan as McCristal; with local Arab leaders and the Pakistani military not to establish close contact. This is essential for the war in Afghanistan. Second shrink from about 19,000 U.S. military command structure, by McCristal confidant staff, is now senior officers prepared to leave together with McChrystal, this “Liaotiao Zi” approach is for Petraeus great challenge. Third, McCristal its subsidiary, strongly criticized the United States in Afghanistan and Pakistan envoy Richard Holbrooke and Ambassador to Aiken Bury, reflecting the senior U.S. generals and civil to one another. During his tenure in Iraq, Petraeus, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, co-operated well, it is U.S. policy in Iraq to achieve the desired effects of the key factors. Petraeus after the arrival of the first U.S. diplomat to resolve between the “pains.”
tight and heavy task, Petraeus will usher in the end “final exam”: NATO summit, the U.S. mid-term elections, and the re-evaluation of the White House’s strategy for Afghanistan. Petraeus will have to come up with the surge strategy of “real results.” Therefore, Petraeus must be familiar with the situation as soon as possible, and has been planned to promote the long battle of Kandahar early start.
the war in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, will determine the “future”, such as smoothly to achieve a military withdrawal from Afghanistan in July next year the goal, Petraeus may scale new heights, do not rule out U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman as possible; if it fails, the achievements in Iraq, Petraeus might be forgotten, and had to leave the military is likely.
Taliban has vowed to defeat the U.S. military
Obama lifted McCristal of his duties, the Taliban spokesman in June 24 foreign claims, McCristal resignation is long overdue, because the American strategy for Afghanistan has clearly failed. Agence France-Presse quoted Taliban spokesman as saying, “Americans can not win this war, the Afghan people are united, we will defeat the U.S. military.” Zhu’a for the plight of U.S. troops, the Taliban in Afghanistan is very clearly, it will in the next six months, the “go all out” to expand the resistance activities, and set off across the country in the Arab violence climax.
Not long ago, the Taliban has declared against NATO forces and the Arab government targets launched a “summer offensive.” Taliban militants launching attacks in the mostly civilians as human shields to limit the effective use of current U.S. soldiers action “22 Army Regulation.” To reduce the incidental civilian casualties in Afghanistan, the U.S. military to minimize air support near the use of weapons and heavy.
such “rules of engagement” has been severely limited U.S. military action, so completely lost on the Taliban’s military firepower and technology, by U.S. soldiers described as “dance in shackles.” based on the lives of U.S. soldiers in exchange for A Pingmin life, which lead to strong opposition from U.S. soldiers. June 25, three U.S. troops were killed there, so that NATO troops in June, the number of casualties has reached 83 people, including at least 49 U.S. soldiers, which has become more than eight years the number of NATO troops killed one of the largest months.
United States, “Boston Globe,” commented that, after taking office, Petraeus will face tough choices: If you cancel this approach will inevitably increase the incidental civilian casualties, has once again aroused the people of Arab outrage, and so had won the trust of the people all the Arab efforts in vain, so that the U.S. strategy for Afghanistan an important foundation damage; if continue, U.S. soldiers will continue to surge in the number of casualties, the political pressure from the United States will make its unbearable. How to deal with this issue, will test the wisdom of Petraeus.