Feb 6, 2012

LTC tells Truth, Lies and Afghanistan - not as rosy as the brass says it is.

I spent last year in Afghanistan, visiting and talking with U.S. troops and their Afghan partners. My duties with the Armyâ?Ts Rapid Equipping Force took me into every significant area where our soldiers engage the enemy. Over the course of 12 months, I covered more than 9,000 miles and talked, traveled and patrolled with troops in Kandahar, Kunar, Ghazni, Khost, Paktika, Kunduz, Balkh, Nangarhar and other provinces.

What I saw bore no resemblance to rosy official statements by U.S. military leaders about conditions on the ground.

MORE:  http://armedforcesjournal.com/2012//02/8904030

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