FMW Afghanistan Counter-Terrorism Aff

FMW Afghanistan Counter-Terrorism Aff - SDI 2010 FMW Lab...

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Unformatted text preview: SDI 2010 FMW Lab AFF Afghanistan - CT Page 1 of 63 CT AFF 1 Inherency COIN Now U.S. is using COIN strategy to fight in Afghanistan Brooks, columnist for the New York Times, 9 (David, December 3, http://www.lexisnexis.com.floyd.lib.umn.edu/us/lnacademic/results/docview/docview.do? docLinkInd=true&risb=21_T9726795199&format=GNBFI&sort=RELEVANCE&startDocNo=1&resultsUrlKey=29_T9726796808&cisb=22_T 9726796807&treeMax=true&treeWidth=0&csi=161300&docNo=3 , US Battle For New Afghan Solution, lexis, DA: 7/12/10, JPL) This approach , called COIN , has reshaped military thinking , starting with the junior officers who developed it and then spreading simultaneously up and down the chain of command. When United States President Barack Obama conducted his first Afghanistan strategic review, he too gravitated toward the COIN mentality, appointing General Stanley McChrystal , one of the chief architect s of COIN , to run the war effort there. McChrystal came back with his own report earlier this year, with two key recommendations. Obama is enacting COIN in Afghanistan Bukhari, researcher at Raja Ratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technical University, 7/4, ( Syed Adnan Ali Shah, July 4, 2010, US Flawed Coin Strategy, The Statesman, DA: 7/19/10, JPL) Sustained efforts by the US and ISAF-NATO forces to reverse the gains made by the Afghan Taliban have failed to rein in the Taliban surge. The current US Administration led by President Obama ordered a review in 2009, which drew a counter-insurgency ( COIN ) strategy with former US General, Stanley McChrystal , as the main force to implement it on the ground . In order to wrest control of territory from the Taliban, a cornerstone of Obama Administration COIN strategy involved deployment of 30,000 fresh troops to the Afghan theatre , which would increase the total number of international troops to 142,000 . There are numbers of challenges which the US and NATO currently faces in Afghanistan SDI 2010 FMW Lab AFF Afghanistan - CT Page 3 of 63 Inherency No CT U.S. army general says we will continue to use COIN in Afghanistan Riechmann, writer at the associated press, 6/26 (Deb, June 26, 2010, works have been published in Washington Times, the AP, Hamilton Journal, Washington Post, http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=11019564 , US To Karzai : New General Wont Alter Afghanistan Plan America's top military officer assured President Hamid Karzai on Saturday that newly chosen NATO commander Gen . David Petraeus would pursue the policies of his ousted predecessor , whom the Afghan leader warmly praised for reducing civilian casualties... Mullen, who spent just a half-day in Kabul, also met with U.S. Embassy officials and had a video teleconference with regional commanders in the field. To both sides, Mullen stressed the importance of a good "lash up" between often strained civilian and military efforts to beat back a resurgent Taliban and extend the Karzai government's control beyond Kabul. strained civilian and military efforts to beat back a resurgent Taliban and extend the Karzai government's control beyond Kabul....
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