October 28, 2009

Kerry Advocates 'Counter-Insurgency' Lite

Jim Lobe, Asia Times

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WASHINGTON - Amid growing speculation and partisan bickering over what United States President Barack Obama will do about the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, an influential Democratic senator on Monday warned against deploying tens of thousands more US troops there.

Just back from a diplomatic trip in Kabul, John Kerry criticized a military proposal to send about 40,000 more US troops to Afghanistan as part of a major counter-insurgency (COIN) campaign to defeat the Taliban as "go[ing] too far, too fast".

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