By lex, on March 8th, 2011
The US continues to attrite Taliban leadership in Afghanistan:
U.S.-led military forces have captured or killed more than 900 Taliban leaders in the past 10 months, making it harder for the insurgency to maintain its offensive capabilities, according to the U.S. military in Afghanistan…
The decapitation of leadership comes amid stepped-up raids by U.S. special operations units in Afghanistan. The raids have netted insurgent leaders, weapons and drugs used to finance actions against coalition forces, NATO says.
Could have waited another couple of months until it clicked over a thousand. Thrown a party, or something.
Kipling was here first:
With home-bred hordes the hillsides teem,
The troop-ships bring us one by one,
At vast expense of time and steam,
To slay Afridis where they run.
The “captives of our bow and spear”
Are cheap — alas! as we are dear.
As strategies go, I guess it’ll do until something better comes along.