The general nominated for command of Afghanistan has some bad news as to the was in Afghanistan. The Washington Examiner reports:
The Marine general nominated to head U.S. Central Command testified at his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday that the war in Afghanistan is still “largely stalemated” entering its 18th year.
“I believe that operational military situation is largely stalemated,” said Lt. Gen. Frank McKenzie in an appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
But McKenzie expressed guarded optimism because efforts of newly-appointed special representative to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad.
“That is a new element in the equation we have not had before, working to come to some form of reconciliation and a political end state of the conflict that we have been unable to approach before.”
This will prove shocking to most Americans – the war will be lost if nothing serious is done to prevent it. However, would removing troops from the country be a bad alternative?