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Only one military organization can hold and gain ground in war-a ground army supported by tactical aviation with supply lines guarded by the navy.

-- General Omar Bradley

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Who should be responsible for shaping a new government in Afghanistan?

Northern Alliance6 %6 %6 % 6.74 % (6)
Afghani citizens65 %65 %65 % 65.17 % (58)
United States6 %6 %6 % 6.74 % (6)
United Nations13 %13 %13 % 13.48 % (12)
Other multinational group3 %3 %3 % 3.37 % (3)
Pakistan2 %2 %2 % 2.25 % (2)
Not Listed1 %1 %1 % 1.12 % (1)
I have no opinion1 %1 %1 % 1.12 % (1)

Total votes: 89
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Re: Who should be responsible for shaping a new government i
by Anonymous
on Nov 21, 2001

This is an opportunity for the UN to prove to the world that it can do something, as long as they don't botch it. With the Islamic countries clamoring for the UN, let them have it. I think the US should lend transportation support, as SecDef said, then get out as soon as the Taliban are neutralized.


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In light of current and foreseeable conflicts is it wise to continue with base closures?

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