Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Nir Rosen on the Growing Afghanistan War, Embedding and the “Counterinsurgency” Doctrine in Washington

Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman

"The commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, has submitted a long-awaited review of the Afghan war. The New York Times reports although McChrystal’s assessment doesn’t call for sending more US troops, it effectively lays the groundwork for such a request in the coming weeks. The assessment comes on the heels of the deadliest month for US troops in Afghanistan since the US invasion nearly eight years ago. We speak with independent journalist Nir Rosen, who recently returned from Afghanistan, where he embedded with US troops in Helmand Province....."

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