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  •  There are 57,000 troops there now and can (1+ / 0-)
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    you imagine the effect of having that many troops with all their equipment in a small country like Afghanistan? The drawdown will happen but no number given. The US is waiting for Afghanistan to establish a national security.

    That's why the administration doesn't worry about job creation, there will always be a need for more and more US troops all over the world. It's easier to recruit them during high unemployment.

    To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:50:10 AM PST

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    •  unless 11,000 troops just came home last week and (1+ / 0-)
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      I missed it, ;) Agathena, it is still 68,000 troops with over 100,000 private contractors in Afghanistan.

      It seems in modern warfare recruiting will not matter so much because of outsourcing of our wars, but we will always need some number troops to give cover to the actual mercs outnumbering troops.

      Modern warfare mostly outsourced, without even getting into the drones......

      We have been waiting years and years now for Afghanistan to "establish a national security force" at a cost thus far of 50 Billion Dollars, just in training costs alone.

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

      by allenjo on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 09:11:34 AM PST

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      •  57,000 troops according to Tom Donilon, Obama's (1+ / 0-)
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        National Security Advisor, on Feb 4, 2013 on the Charlie Rose show.

        "today we have 57,000 troops in Afghanistan"

        "Our military mission will be complete Dec. 31, 2014. The number of troops that remains hasn't been determined yet."

        i replayed it to make sure that I heard it right.

        http://www.charlierose.com/...

        To thine ownself be true

        by Agathena on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 11:56:45 AM PST

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