Saturday, August 22, 2009

We're not winning, says U.S. general as he backs Brown's call for talks with the Taliban

A top U.S. general in Afghanistan has backed Gordon Brown's call for talks with the Taliban in a shift in war strategy.
U.S. commander of operations in Afghanistan Gen Stanley McChrystal met with Mr Brown during his surprise trip to Afghanistan over the weekend.
He has authored a reported claiming that if Western forces can give the Taliban jobs, 60 per cent of the problem will be removed.
And the general likened the Western efforts in Afghanistan to those of a bull charging a matador - ie the Taliban - weakened with every cut it receives.

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