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Congressional Intel Chairs Say Taliban Is ‘Stronger’

As 10,000 U.S. troops prepare to leave the Afghanistan over the next six months, two top lawmakers, just back from a trip to the region, on the House and Senate Intelligence Committee said they are concerned that the Taliban is growing stronger.

"I think we both say that what we found is the Taliban is stronger," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said on CNN’s "State of the Union."

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, agreed with her assessment.

This report isn’t a surprise.  Just look closely at our re-integration program.  Often we are putting former insurgents in leadership positions in AFG security. 

We continue to support an incompetent and corrupt government and claim we are following a “COIN” strategy when anyone who has studied unconventional warfare, insurgencies  or counter insurgencies understands the support of the population by fear or trust is needed to win. 

While our soldiers continue to do a great job they are frustrated by mixed messages. 

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