by bartleby the scrivener | So says Anthony Cordesman, senior advisor to Gen. Stanley McChrystal.(ToL) From the Times of London:
"“Nato must change its strategy and tactics after years in which member countries, particularly the United States, failed to react to the seriousness of the emerging insurgency,” he added." (Times of London)
WaPo has more on the expected "long-term, costly effort." At Newshoggers, Steve Hynd asks: "Can everyone say "mission creep?'" Michael Cohen agrees. "If McChrystal is listening to...Cordesman - and if the President is listening to McChrystal -- we are going to be in Afghanistan for not years, but potentially decades." That's right. As Cohen points out, Sir David Richards, the incoming head of the British army, is predicting 40 MORE YEARS in Afghanistan.