[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/09/21/afghanistan.mcchrystal/art.mcchrystal.afp.gi.jpg caption="Gen. Stanley McChrystal, right, arrives at a U.S. base in Logar Province, Afghanistan, last month."]
After eight years, has the United States given enough in blood and treasure to defeat Al Qaeda and establish a new government in Afghanistan? In a document obtained by the Washington Post, the man in charge of the war, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, says we have 12 months to get more boots on the ground – thousands more – or the U.S. faces “failure.”
As the British government rethinks it commitment to Afghanistan and Italy buries six of its soldiers killed there, public sentiment in coalition countries and the U.S. is slipping dramatically.
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