Sen. Reed: U.S. Faces Limitations in Afghanistan Beyond Combat Troops on the Ground

By Kate Brannen / October 28, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The United States faces limitations in Afghanistan that go far beyond the number of U.S. combat troops on the ground, Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters today. There is a need to recognize that the opportunities of 2003 and 2004, when the Taliban was defeated and had not yet reorganized, have been lost, said Reed, who is a West Point graduate and a former Army ranger. The U.S. now faces "a much...

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