Afghanistan Troop Timeline

Just patching this together in a vain attempt to make sense of things….

Aug. 30 2009 – Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal submits report to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates

September 20, 2009
– NYT’s reports “The top military commander in Afghanistan warns in a confidential assessment of the war there that he needs additional troops within the next year or else the conflict “will likely result in failure.””

October 22, 2009 6:26 AM – Former Vice President Dick Cheney took a swipe, Wednesday evening, at the Obama administration’s drawn out decision on Afghanistan, saying the President, “seems afraid to make a decision”. In a speech to the Center for Security Policy, Cheney added, “the White House must stop dithering while America’s armed forces are in danger.”

24 Nov 2009 – “Bob Ainsworth, the defence secretary, has blamed Barack Obama and the United States for the decline in British public support for the war in Afghanistan.”




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