Troop surge will `reverse` Taliban momentum: US commander
Washington: A surge of US troops into
Afghanistan will allow NATO-led forces to "reverse insurgent
momentum" and isolate the Taliban, the commander of the allied
mission said on Tuesday.
The additional troops ordered by President Barack Obama
will bolster efforts to train Afghan forces and show Afghans
that "not only that we want to protect them -- but that we
can," General Stanley McChrystal told a congressional hearing
in prepared remarks.
The 30,000 US reinforcements "will provide us the ability
to reverse insurgent momentum and deny the Taliban the access
to the population they require to survive," said McChrystal,
the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
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