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