7,455. 10/1/2009

On October 1, 2009, Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan General Stanley “McChrystal gave a speech in London at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a leading think tank. During his speech and in the course of the Q&A with the audience, McChrystal made it clear that he believed that a policy in Afghanistan that focused largely on counterterrorism…would lead to failure there, instead it required a full-blown counterinsurgency campaign.”

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 323

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