March 16, 2007

SO MUCH FOR THE HOPE OF A BLOODY SPRING:

Taliban fleeing NATO forces: top U.S. general (JASON STRAZIUSO, 3/16/07, AP)

The top NATO general in Afghanistan said Friday the alliance's latest offensive is the first of a "rolling series" of operations against Taliban insurgents, some of whom have been fleeing western forces in the south.

U.S. Gen. Dan McNeill, commander of the 36,000-strong NATO-led force in Afghanistan, said western troops were exchanging fire with Taliban fighters "in a number of areas" in southern Afghanistan but that many militants were fleeing the 5,500 NATO and Afghan soldiers participating in Operation Achilles.


The hardest part of the WoT is always going to be getting such a feeble foe to stand and fight so we can kill them.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 16, 2007 6:06 PM
Comments

The second hardest part (related to the first) is not being able to continue pursuit until they are at bay. By abandoning any attempt to enforce its sovreignity in the North-West Frontier, Pakistan may have just surrendered that Taliban advantage.

Perhaps; we shall see...

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 17, 2007 8:25 AM
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