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House Proceeding 03-10-10 on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 3:26:05 to 3:29:25
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Dennis J. Kucinich

3:26:05 to 3:29:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dennis J. Kucinich

Dennis J. Kucinich

3:27:18 to 3:27:42( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: resolutionj9q yq%=9? by u.s. military forces may undermine popular support and legitimacy. the united states is also unlikely to remain for the during aches of most insurgencies. this assessment of 90 insurgencies indicates it takes an average of 14 years to defeat insurgents once an

Dennis J. Kucinich

3:27:43 to 3:28:03( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: insurgency develops. the assessment does not fit in the president's supposed rapid increase and the shaky planned withdrawal in september of 2011. the brookings institute says, the actors needs to improve the quality of local governance, especially in rural areas of afghanistan. research in the east and south

Dennis J. Kucinich

3:28:04 to 3:28:25( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: shows that development and reconstruction did not reach most rural areas because of the deteriorating security environment. even a provential reconstruction team which was specifically designed to assist in development and reconstruction projects operated in pockets in east and south because of security concerns. n.g.o.'s and state agencies

Dennis J. Kucinich

3:28:26 to 3:28:46( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: such as usaid were also not involved in reconstruction and development in many areas of the south and east. the irony in this situation is that rural areas, which were at most risk from the taliban and unhappy with the slow pace of change was greatest among the population received little assistance. the counterinsurgency in afghanistan will be won or lost

Dennis J. Kucinich

3:28:47 to 3:29:08( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: in the local communities of rural afghanistan, not unusualan centers such as kabul, says the brookings institution. now, someone i'm not used to quoting. george will wrote in "the washington post" that, quote, counterinsurgency theory concerning the time and ratio required to protect the population indicates that

Dennis J. Kucinich

3:29:09 to 3:29:25( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: nationwide afghanistan would need hundreds of thousands of coalition troops, perhaps for a decade or more. that is inconceivable. unquote. for how long are we willing to dedicate billions of dollars and thousands of lives before we realize we can't win afghanistan militarily?

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