DoD Secretary Gates is thinking of rquesting more troops for Afghanistan according to NYT although it would only be a few thousand. More troops are certainly needed and have been requested but one battalion already in Afghanistan is being sent to Iraq…
Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has already pushed for more troops.
said Tuesday he has asked the Pentagon to order a battalion of the 10th
Mountain Division to remain in Afghanistan until the end of the year
rather than leave this spring. The unit already is scheduled to deploy
to Iraq later this year — an example of how thinly stretched the
military has become.
It was not clear how many other troops have been requested for Afghanistan.
I came across the blog of photojournalist Bill Putnam. He has a post with 3 videos of what is happening in Afghanistan that were shot by photojournalist Scott Kesterson. They are incredible (especially the last) and show the fierce fighting going on in the other war.
Just. Go. Watch. One of These Videos