Top Military Officer Urges Major Change in Afghanistan Strategy
By Ann Scott Tyson
Washington Post Staff Writer
September 11, 2008
The nation’s top military officer issued a blunt assessment yesterday of the war in Afghanistan and called for an overhaul in U.S. strategy there, warning that thousands more U.S. troops as well as greater U.S. military involvement across the border in Pakistan’s tribal areas are needed to battle an intensifying insurgency.
“I am not convinced that we’re winning it in Afghanistan,” Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the House Armed Services Committee yesterday. But, … Click here for the rest of the story.