Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Coalition Forces Hope to Take Kandahar by August

The American surge in Afghanistan is moving from the fight in Marjah to the fight for Kandahar.  Kandahar is Afghanistan's second largest city and the home of the Taliban.  The Afghan government troops and its allies have their work cut out for them.  The Kandahar offensive is believed to be starting in June (some say preparations are already ongoing).  The upcoming offensive is marked with lots of publicity (no element of surprise here).  It is hoped that the Taliban will vacate the city, government security forces will move in, the Afghan government can re-establish control over the city, and win the people over with good governance.  That is asking a lot of a government that has established itself as one of the most corrupt in the world. (Information taken from various news accounts and blogs).

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