McChrystal’s Classified Afghanistan Report Lays Groundwork for U.S. Troop Increase

The commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan has delivered his long-awaited review of the war to his bosses in Brussels and the Pentagon.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal says success can be achieved, but with a revised strategy.

The call for a new strategy comes as US forces continue to suffer casualties, with August being the bloodiest month for them since the military operation began eight years ago.

The contents of McChrystal’s report will remain classified, but it is widely understood he wants to bolster local Afghan forces, shifting the focus from fighting the Taliban to protecting civilians.

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