Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2009

Obama's Afghan Surge

Forward Operating Base Airborne, Wardak Province, Afghanistan

"At the end of the day, the success of this operation will be determined in the minds of the Afghan people ... It's not the number of people you kill; it's the number of people you convince. It's the number of people that don't get killed ... It's the number of children that do get to go to school. And as we increase our force numbers, we also increase our force capability because we understand that better."

General Stanley McChrystal, on President Obama's plan to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan