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In the meantime great sadness.
War in Afghanistan NATO reporting some 200 terrorists were killed or captured.
And two military operations they just wrapped up in eastern Afghanistan.
It comes as the west digest the news.
That the Afghanistan president essentially said He was support Pakistan.
And a war between us and the -- -- here's the quote quote god forbid.
If -- war breaks out between Pakistan America.
We will side with Pakistan if Pakistan is attacked and of the people packed in neat Afghanistan's helped Afghanistan.
Will be there with you.
For more on this -- join the major general Bob scales -- -- tired -- retired US army.
He's got so Fox News military analyst soap general scales when you hear there's -- nice to -- you get concerns noise.
We here this -- think.
Well I don't know of any one in uniform.
In Afghanistan who has anything good to -- about this -- the fact that he's corrupt and I'm grateful.
But just take a minute look at it from his side.
Recently received a precipitous and rather embarrassing withdrawal of Americans from Iraq out by Christmas.
He now is fairly convinced that we're going to be out of his country by 2014.
He's seen what happens to Afghan leaders in the past two are abandoned by their.
Foreign supporters and so what he's trying to do.
Beginning now is to shore up his on his alliance's first with -- -- strategic agreement last week and now he's even saying nice words.
About Pakistan long battle mortal enemy of Afghanistan he's seeking to survive and this is one way for him to do it but having said that.
Ask anybody in uniform.
About this guy and -- -- and ungrateful come to -- so what's the alternative to that.
Well there really is not I mean if you look at the rate of reductions of the DOD forces over the next two years by 2014.
It'll be extremely unlikely that we'll have much presence in Afghanistan and even less likely that we would able that we would be able to come back.
So Karzai's only alternative wants NATO begins to depart.
Is to turn to his other two neighbors India and Pakistan and it it's it's an act of perhaps desperation on his part to try and keep his government together as we Begin to withdraw.
Our policy against or I had -- operation say against because Pakistan's and hasn't talked about is not that allies and hasn't talked about as an enemy -- as we as we are moving.
How do we shift that focus to develop stronger policy against the enemies that are within Pakistan.
Well that's a great question in fact this operation that you just alluded to was fairly successful in the sense that.
That of many of the hi Connie network -- -- but it was a Hebron -- operation without an ample ample of this case of course in Pakistan.
We are having extreme difficulty trying to maintain active participation.
By Pakistan against the a -- network.
Relations military relations between the two countries are still strained as you know.
And it's very very difficult to fight a war across -- porous border that's what this operation is about they're trying to conclude.
The reduction of the hug Connie network before the snows Begin to fill up the passes between Afghanistan and Pakistan so that they can start afresh in the springtime but -- -- but as you as you know.
And as our viewers know.
Our military relations it ships with Pakistan -- not good.
Is -- making us any safer this new focus on going after that Connie network is that making us safer here in the United States.
-- I think so -- -- the -- Connie is are notorious for being anti western and and for plotting against American forces they are the Secord if you will for future insurgencies.
And future terrorist acts once we Begin to leave and so it's important to beat them down.
As best we -- over the next two years but it's a tough job and it's going to be very difficult for the remaining US forces to do this in the two years we have -- -- It's tough to think about fighting in looking at some footage we have of troops on the screening of fighting for our safety fighting for a change in Afghanistan.
Almost to keep Karzai in power really in the same guy you're trying to keep in power that the line saying what -- if we go to you know you go to war is facts -- I'm not gonna back you.
His real quick here I general scales.
The withdrawal from Iraq does that mean -- you know better soldiers better equipment are gonna go to Afghanistan does that have any sort of a fact.
-- the way that we're fighting in Afghanistan when we're bringing 45000 troops out of Iraq.
No I don't think so what it may do is increase what we called the dwell time -- the amount of time that soldiers have between missions but.
It looks like in the next year year and a half.
More than 45000.
Soldiers will be removed from the army and Marine Corps so.
The total numbers available for the Afghan mission between now and 2014 I think -- Probably remain about the same I don't see I don't see need to -- -- unfortunately major scale -- nice to have you sir thanks so much for Diana.
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