Obama commander of U.S. forces to replace Zhu’a Department of the underlying causes of policy differences
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International (Shu Han in the United States correspondent): “Loose lips sink ships” is saying the U.S. commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan Stanley McChrystal who have been fully reflected. Improper remarks caused dissatisfaction because the White House, 23 McCristal forced to submit his resignation to U.S. President Barack Obama. U.S. President Barack Obama announced the same day, received McChrystal’s resignation from the U.S. Central Command David Petraeus takes over duties. Now we connect online in the United States station correspondents International Han Shu.
Moderator: Han Shu Hello!
Reporter: Hello moderator.
Moderator: Please tell us about the day McCristal dismissed the situation right.
Reporter: good. White House summoned the same day Obama was temporarily recalled from Afghanistan McChrystal, according to media reports, the meeting lasted only half an hour. And security team members with Mr Obama has sent the White House held a regular monthly meeting between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and publicly announced the news of the resignation McChrystal. Obama said in a speech after the meeting, the words and deeds McCristal not meet the standards of a military commander, the war in Afghanistan need to unite the leadership team, he did not allow his security team in any division on the issue of Afghanistan. Obama said the resignation of McCristal expressed “regret”, but that for U.S. national security and U.S. military action in A is a right decision. He said the commander of U.S. forces is to replace Zhu’a on personnel changes, not a policy change. He said the United States and its allies will continue, the Afghan government, Pakistani government to work together to use all the resources and strength to win the war in Afghanistan, differentiation, defeat and the collapse of al-Qaida forces in Afghanistan. Obama also reiterated in the United States in the war on the occasion, the community should be united and committed to defeating the Taliban in Afghanistan’s reconstruction process. The McCristal subsequently issued a statement saying that he resigned “in order to see the victory in the war.” Obama then appointed commander of U.S. Central Command David Petraeus to succeed McChrystal, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan as. Host.
Moderator: Obama said the words and deeds McCristal a military commander failed to meet the standard, we know that McChrystal was dismissed with the latest issue of “Rolling Stone” magazine article about, please tell us about the situation.
Reporter: United States the latest issue of “Rolling Stone” magazine published McChrystal and his assistants for an interview. In this interview, McCristal succeed tongue fast, the Obama administration’s Afghanistan policy big plus criticism. McCristal that Obama spent three months to consider whether to send more troops to Afghanistan, these days the front-line commanders that he was “quite painful”, he advocated the surge seems to “difficulty in marketing the same.” McChrystal’s aides accused Obama of not understanding the situation in Afghanistan the front line. This article also revealed McCristal team of other government officials the impression. National Security Adviser Jones in their eyes is the “clown”; Afghanistan and Pakistan, the U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke is a “wounded animal … … the constant fear that he would be fired”; U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan Eikenberry is “betrayed” McChrystal. As Vice President Joe Biden, McChrystal said that he “did not know.” So disrespectful, inevitably lead to Obama’s consistent anger. Host.
Moderator: then led to the resignation of McCristal reason is improper because his words do?
Reporter: Apparently, McChrystal’s resignation is due to inappropriate language, but in fact McCristal with Obama policy differences on Afghanistan is the underlying cause. Since May 2009, was appointed supreme commander of the U.S. Zhu’a since McCristal from the perspective of military operations, has insisted more troops to Afghanistan, and change “terror” to “counterinsurgency,” full combat in Afghanistan and Pakistan A border of the Taliban forces. And Obama is indecisive on this issue has been, that the United States fully engaged in the political cost of Afghanistan too, calls for “targeted killings of terrorist strongholds” and other measures to minimize spending in Afghanistan. Last October, McCristal a speech in London, “unauthorized” explained U.S. policy in Afghanistan, Obama would immediately lead to dissatisfaction. Although McCristal and then to maintain the overall situation is not Obama “fell out”, but the U.S. military and political issues in Afghanistan has thus highlighted the differences. Last December, Obama announced that 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, but it can not meet the 40,000 troops McCristal the above requirements. Obama also announced the surge began in July 2011 to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, which is seeking to increase involvement in Afghan affairs McCristal not want to see. As a result, McCristal start on many occasions criticized the government’s Afghan policy, this is the “mouth” and openly challenge to Obama and chief of staff, both conflicts, McCristal dismissal is also reasonable . From Obama’s perspective, he has never participated in a war of any president, would like to take this opportunity to expand its military influence.
Moderator: The United States, the top U.S. commander Zhu’a replaced, will the U.S. policy on Afghanistan, what impact?
Reporter: was sacked in McChrystal, the continuity of U.S. policy in Afghanistan by many people’s attention. According to Obama’s position, McCristal departure “is only on the arrangement of personnel, does not mean that policy changes.” But there is no doubt that Petraeus took over as the top U.S. commander Zhu’a after its counter-terrorism policy must deviate from the direction of Obama, the front in Afghanistan, the United States may therefore shrink. Meanwhile, Petraeus and the Afghan government must go through a period of run-in period, during this period, between the two sides may be due to differences of opinion affect the efficiency of cooperation. Many think tanks are concerned that inadequate investment in Afghanistan will lead to the Taliban forces will take the opportunity to come back and may even be the future of regional security and stability in Afghanistan have an impact.
However, McChrystal’s resignation, to a certain extent, solve the U.S. government, military in Afghanistan, the differences on the issue, making the United States not to appear on A policy of internal friction, can be said to improve the U.S. government efficiency. In addition, Petraeus is a rare will be, he could deal with the issue of Iraq’s outstanding results so that Obama can have high hopes for him. With its deep knowledge of public administration, Petraeus in Iraq post-war reconstruction in northern outstanding performance, making the situation is relatively moderate, civilian and military casualties are significantly reduced, as the U.S. military occupation of Iraq chaos the few “bright spots.” Petraeus’s outstanding performance to win the White House’s endorsement. With his success on the battlefield in Iraq, the experience in the Arab policy on the one hand, advocates Petraeus deployed troops, on the other hand insisted that peace talks with the Taliban, military strikes and political collapse of the hands and use. And specific effects, also need time to prove. Host.
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