A Wiscosnin congressman says we need an Afghan plan. As the president and military commanders try to decide what to do in afghanistan, Congressman Ron Kind says no move should be made until there’s a plan.
Earlier this year the Pentagon and the White House announced an expansion of troops in Afghanistan, bringing the total to around 68-thousand by the end of the year. That’s seperate from the recent request by General Stanley McChrystal for 40-thousand more troops he says are needed to prevent the Taliban from taking over. Kind says first they need a clear goal.
Kind says we can’t just throw more bodies at the problem, which is similar to what was faced in Iraq
The decision to send more troops to Afghanistan seems to have been postponed for the moment. According to a U.S. military planner in the Army Times, any appreciable troop increase in Afghanistan would have to come out of Iraq, at least for the near term.
WVRQ’s John Helgeson submitted this report