Gen McChrystal says that Afghan strategy is not working?

The current US military strategy in Afghanistan is not working, America’s top commander is expected to admit in a review to be presented to Barack Obama in the next few days.According to reports leaked to the BBC, General Stanley McChrystal will liken the US military to a bull charging at the matador-like Taliban and slightly weakened with each “cut” it receives. The review is also expected to confirm that protecting the Afghan people against the Taliban must be the top priority.US officials have spoken openly about the failing war effort in Afghanistan and McChrystal’s report will be a distillation of their strong misgivings. He says the aim should be for Afghan forces to take the lead, but that the Afghan army will not be ready for three years and the police will need longer.

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