U.S. war spending nine years to one year for the country to provide free medical
data for: Zhu’a U.S. troops in Afghanistan to perform military tasks.
newspaper special military observers Zhao Chuanheng
With the arrival of summer, U.S. President Barack Obama on the surge strategy in Afghanistan the last batch of troops have arrived in the battlefield, began to prepare for the battle of Kandahar. At the same time, the Taliban also announced the implementation of tit for tat “summer offensive”, significantly increased NATO forces and Arab efforts to attack government targets. Commander of U.S. forces on Zhu’a McChrystal will be, the future military operations in Kandahar, whether the expected results, will determine the strategy for Afghanistan’s future.
year for the country to provide free medical
According to “Washington Watch” magazine reported on June 10, since the “9.11″ on the U.S. Army’s war on terror since May 30 this year, more than nine years, the U.S. military on the battlefield in Afghanistan and Iraq, military spending has exceeded $ 1 trillion. Massachusetts non-governmental organization “national priority” in a document called “war spending,” the report disclosed the figure. The report also said: $ 1 trillion for 295 million Americans (close to the national population) to provide free medical treatment for one year; to pay for all U.S. 40-year police pay … …
According to “The Washington Post News “and ABC poll jointly held 52 percent of Americans surveyed believe that the war in Afghanistan more harm than good; 48% of people even think that the end of the war is more important than winning the war. This is the Obama administration announced in December last year after the implementation of the E Zengbing strategy increased popular support, in sharp contrast to fully reflect the American public’s confidence in the war in Afghanistan continues to decline.
Zhu’a advantage of less than U.S.
Zhu’a McChrystal commander of U.S. forces recently told the British “Financial Times” interview, cited Three U.S. military advantages: ① in the implementation of the surge strategy, he has enough combat troops; ② the Afghan National Army and Police the number of significant growth for the U.S. and NATO forces handed over responsibility to lay the foundation; ③ the U.S. government and A leadership with a more constructive and cooperative relations. But behind the optimistic McCristal not without problems, said the advantages would not offset the challenges they face.
First, the lack of public support military operations in Kandahar. “Washington Post” said that since February this year, the U.S. military through the “joint action” to obtain control of the Maer Jia town, the U.S. military in the lack of local popular support for the reconstruction of the town has suffered a serious constraint. To obtain the support of the people of Kandahar, June 13 McCristal together with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Kandahar, more than 300 tribal leaders and local meetings and “get their support,” but the problem is that the surface support the weight, can form an effective support for military action.
Second, the Karzai government to give the number of U.S. military action in co-operation is still in doubt. Karzai has two cabinet ministers to lift the duties of the two men behind the U.S. military has a strong support background, Karzai’s move is seen as a serious challenge to the authority of the United States. “New York Times” June 11 is the former assistant quoted Karzai as saying “The president has the United States and NATO will not win on the battlefield with confidence.”
again, Karzai The Iraqi government still can not win the public trust. A people on the government “allow” the U.S. military’s dissatisfaction with the continued occupation of Afghanistan, more and more serious. A recent U.S. Department of Defense announced that the territory of the discovered mineral deposits worth $ 1 trillion (see issue 04 edition detailed report), almost “real seat” of the Arab people that the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan is to grab the resources to say, the consequent hate will no doubt be passed on to the Karzai Government.
addition, McChrystal also faced a more difficult to overcome: time is running out. May be the end of McChrystal’s “exam”: NATO summit in Lisbon, the U.S. mid-term elections and the re-evaluation of the White House followed the strategy for Afghanistan, McChrystal will be to their own leadership and people, display the surge strategy of “real results.”
Taliban offensive in the summer will be very fierce
of McCristal the plight of the Afghan Taliban is very clear, it will in the next six month’s time, “go all out” to expand the resistance activities, and set off violent attacks climax. The Taliban, the next six months will be crucial: the ability to hold U.S. and NATO forces offensive, to maintain “sustainable manufacturing of violence,” the ability will be collapsed in the United States support for the war in Afghanistan. ” last straw. ”
Not long ago, the Taliban has declared against NATO forces and the Arab government targets launched a “summer offensive.” Action is characterized by its point of view: on the one hand, selection against hard military targets, to show its strength there. Recently, the Taliban continue to harass NATO forces in Kandahar and Kabul airport, this attack is more likely to attract media attention, and more likely to cause the Taliban remain strong impression. On the other hand, U.S. and NATO forces against cooperation with the civilian “soft targets”, the formation of shock and awe of the general public, so that difficult to carry out U.S. military action. June 9, the Taliban in Kandahar for a wedding scene of the suicide bombings, 40 people were killed and 70 injured.
the Taliban psychological, McChrystal also well aware of. “In the summer months in the future, violence will certainly continue to rise,” he warned. Associated Press commented that this is the 9-year history of the war, U.S. military leaders for the first time do not use “sweet” and directly describe the upcoming “massacre.”