Saturday, August 7, 2010

Differing Views of Success in Marjah, Afghanistan

There are differing opinions about how successful the Marjah, Afghanistan offensive has been.  The fight for Marjah is now six months old but it isn't over yet. 
"Roughly six months after a major NATO-led offensive intended to rid this key district of Helmand province of the Taliban, military officials and local residents offer very different assessments of the mission's success.  While international forces still have the occasional clash with insurgents, a spokesman for the U.S. Army described Marjah as stable and claimed that numerous economic development programs were under way."
Read more in "U.S., Afghans differ on success of military campaign",, August 6, 2010.

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