Meanwhile In Afghanistan…

Remember, the war is going on. Still.*

What exactly is our objective in that theater of operations? How does it mesh with the larger strategy? Is the enemy still just the Taliban and what’s left of Al-Qaeda, or has ISIS supplanted them? And what of Iran?

How far is our national leadership– you know, the ones who control the military– willing to go to achieve its objectives? How many casualties are they willing to endure?

Can someone state and articulate the answers for me?

And may I finish by saying that I’m not interested in rhetorical venting or simple political venting. I am very much interested in striking at our enemies, good and hard and as far from home as we can. But I’m beginning to wonder if the leadership believes the same thing.


* I wonder if Bin Taqiyya will cry publicly about the dead SF trooper.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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