AFGHAN CULTURE IS FROM 700 YRS AGO/
Practically every Afghan male is ready to die fighting foreign invaders./
--Soviet pulled out because they calculated it would take
up to 1,000,000 troops to pacify Afgh.
--McCrystal did NOT predict that the 80k more GIs
would lead to victory—only that not escalating
would lead to quick defeat.Rogers in NYTIMES/15NOV