Posts Tagged ‘General McChrystal’

The Warrior Legacy Institute has created some excellent short videos that get you up to speed on who and how we are fighting the war.

Who we are Fighting, the Pakistani Tribal Areas:

A Counter Terrorism Primer:

And a more specific Population Centric Counter Insurgent Primer:

Megan Ortegas gives a first hand account of the counter insurgency operations in the tribal areas from back in April:

It is important to view the last video to see what effect the operations are having on the ground and what improvements would have the greatest effect.  It is also important to note that the president has made no decision yet, months later, on the recommendations of his chosen commander, General McChrystal, to increase troop strength to extend counter insurgency operations.  More recommendations from General McChrystal are discussed here.

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The Obama administration is waffling on providing our troops what they need for success in Afghanistan. The internal debate in the White House swings between declaring defeat and sticking it out, but no voices appear to be raised in favor of Victory.  So the procrastination drags on and our troops and the people of Afghanistan suffer for it.

Sgt. Daniel Bell, the Missouri State Captain of Vets For Freedom asks that you sign this petition to pressure the president to give General McChrystal what he needs to do the job!

CLICK HERE to sign the “Give our Generals What They Need” Petition.

His letter follows:

Fellow Vets for Freedom members:

My name is Sergeant Daniel Bell and I’m the Missouri State Captain of Vets for Freedom. Much more importantly, I served as a Special Operations Medic under General Stanley McChrystal in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Serving under General McChrystal–one of the most frequently deployed service members to Iraq and Afghanistan–gave me a first-hand perspective on this man’s dedication to our country. Whether I was listening to one of his briefs, or flying alongside him on a mission, Gen. McChrystal’s decisive leadership was always evident.

He always instilled confidence in the men of his task force by leading the way–and being on the ground–during dangerous missions. If there ever was a commander who knows what is taking place on the ground, and understands why type of strategy we need to win, it is Stan McChrystal.

There is no military leader I respect more than General McChrystal. Our troops in Afghanistan could not have a more competent and dedicated commander, and I’m committed to doing anything possible to ensure General McChrystal is given the support he needs to turn the tide in Afghanistan.

Please join me in supporting General McChrystal by signing the Vets for Freedom “Give the Generals What They Need” Petition.

Move out and draw fire!

Sergeant Daniel Bell

U.S. Veteran, Iraq and Afghanistan
Missouri State Captain, Vets for Freedom

For More on the situation and prospects in Afghanistan read this and this.

Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin

More here.