US, Allies Tell Taliban About Offensive

“…, but for weeks U.S. and allied officials have been telling reporters about their forthcoming assault on Marjah,…”

Why?  Because we (and by that I mean the political and some of the upper military leadership) are just STUPID! You never tell the when and where your going to be.  You just tell them than whenever we get to where you happen to be, you have two choices.  Surrender or die.

Telling them when and where is tactically unsound, and costs American and allied lives.


http://www.military.com/news/article/us-allies-tell-taliban-about-offensive.html?ESRC=airforce-a.nl

US, Allies Tell Taliban About Offensive

February 06, 2010

McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

KABUL – Thousands of U.S., British and Afghan troops are poised to launch the biggest offensive of the war in Afghanistan in a test of the Obama administration’s new counterinsurgency strategy.

Military operations usually are intended to catch the enemy off guard, but for weeks U.S. and allied officials have been telling reporters about their forthcoming assault on Marjah, a Taliban-held town of 80,000 and drug-trafficking hub in southern poppy-growing Helmand province.


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