US ‘Troop Targets’ May Force Conscription on Afghanistan

Citing targets imposed on the nation by the United States, the Afghan Defense Ministry reports that it is now drawing up a plan to impose conscription on the war.

But even though jobs are tough to come by in Afghanistan, many of its residents aren’t exactly enamoured with the idea of joining the poorly-trained military of an increasingly weakened government facing an ever escalating war against a powerful insurgency.

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Many of these conscripts will wind up taking their training and weapons, and joining that Taliban.

And you've just got to love McChrystal's statement about the US not wanting to look like an "...occupation force."

He must be completely oblivious to the bitter irony of that statement.

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