Sunday, September 27, 2009
US General McChrystal's Frank (Afghanistan) Assessment - 60 Minutes Sunday Sept 27, 2009
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When 60 Minutes went out on patrol with a squad from the 10th Mountain Division, they were not going into a village to root out insurgents but to offer the people protection and help with their daily lives, which the central government in Kabul has so far failed to do.
The only way to win, McChrystal insists, is to earn the support of the people.
McChrystal's new strategy says conventional military operations designed to kill the enemy can never win this war. Destroying homes and accidentally killing civilians in the process only create more insurgents and alienates the population.
In other words, for much of the past eight years, the U.S. has been sowing the seeds of its own demise...
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VIDEO: General McChrystal with David Martin - Produced By Mary Walsh
Produced by Mary Walsh
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