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Taking on the Taliban US intelligence sources say understanding that group and its tactics is the key to defeating them.
But even -- President Obama has sent in additional US forces some Afghan officials say.
Still more troops are needed because the Taliban is stepping up its threat.
Talk about it with -- lieutenant colonel Tony -- he's director of external communications.
For the center for advanced defense studies.
We're talking about or -- -- -- among other places Tony.
Larger it has been pretty much cleaned out of Taliban and yet there was reportedly -- be heading.
But -- local official a local person who was supposedly cooperating with US forces it's an intimidation campaign.
How we fight it.
Well first off I think it's it's good news and bad news bad news obviously because we haven't gone as far as we thought getting -- Kelly bought out.
But clearly this is one of those things that we need to drive home the point that the dollar bond does not follow their own self proclaimed.
69 point code of conduct which put out last year.
You're not talk about this little bit I I thought that was all we anyway I thought they returned to doing this and this is what they're doing.
-- they need look this is an opportunity a real opportunity to -- under the collar bomb propaganda.
To show that they have no interest in actually stabilizing the country and being.
-- part of the political process but actually being essentially evil and and and bitter end and trying to kill as many people as they can.
And hurt what's going on which is reconciliation -- -- -- what we really.
-- -- -- -- -- Go and I are our Marines -- at at great risk and -- cost in terms of blood.
Cleaned out -- got rid of the Taliban that they've done that very well but it doesn't appear at this point that there is a strong Afghan government to step in and take over is not what we need -- We do and this is where you've got to go about trying to figure out how the travel relationships are actually set up.
The college bond is not a centrally controlled monolithic organization it's it's a tapestry.
A groups who have -- -- within themselves for hundreds of thousands if not thousands of years.
So we have to understand each -- each tribes objectives and deal with those individually the government has to do that we have to support to government -- doing that.
Now when you talk about Marcia Marcia is nothing more than a Hamlet.
And we have to get this right if we're gonna go take on cargo -- which is the next objective that sort of as stated by general McChrystal.
And and I accept NATO so that would if you and I encourage your viewers to go look at Google earth and compare mired Marcia.
-- -- -- -- So caught.
Because it is it clearly an urban area where the talk about -- been sitting in an operating almost with impunity for the past five years.
So when we'd look at this we have to figure out a way to enable the central government of Afghanistan to go in and establish order.
And then back out we can't be there forever being the policemen doing this it's going to be a very very difficult sell and in Kandahar there were two bombings and six homicide bombings over the weekend actually coordinated attacks what are they trying to prove.
Well -- trying to prove that there are still relevant that they're very strong and they're trying to counter this perception that we're making progress.
One of the things pentagon stated over and over and ivory with a 110% we must come into the negotiation process from the position of authority.
We must prove that the the momentum is back on our side and this will then enable.
The Talabani leaders to -- in their own head to think it's time for us to come to the table right now there's no reason for them to come to the table so just that we got to create -- -- couple seconds left Tony but but yeah you're you're saying the Taliban is trying to prove that they are in control we should throw up our hands and walk away.
And that's what they're gonna try to continue -- until we are able to.
Militarily defeat them at least push them back.
We're never gonna defeat to -- -- -- additional methodology we're gonna have to figure out a way to break their military well and bring into the table.
That's the way we're gonna resolve this thing long term question is how we do that.
Lieutenant colonel Tony shaver from the center for advanced defense studies thanks --
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