“Throughout history, insurgencies have seldom been defeated by foreign forces. Instead, they have been ultimately beaten by indigenous forces.” Gen. John Allen, commander of allied forces in Afghanistan, testifying before the House Armed Services Committee today.
We’ve been training the Afghan military and police for a decade with precious little to show for it. And the use of the word “insurgency” is generous, it connotes a small group of rag tag, pesky people fighting a strong central government. Basically, Karzai is mayor of Kabul.