Here's the latest:
My questions are:
1. If Gates no longer supports counter-insurgency what does he support? This is a major shift...he sent McChrystal there for just such a purpose.
2. Is the current admin's approach:
"Vice President Joe Biden and some other senior administration officials want to replace the counterinsurgency approach with a "counterterror" strategy that focuses more narrowly on using drones and small teams of Special Operations forces to kill senior al Qaeda and Taliban figures."
not a viable strategy? If so, why does Gates NOT support it?
3. What's more important, eliminating Taliban and Al Queda or the over-all stability of Afghanistan as a country. Aren't they part and parcel?