Can Afghanistan Support a Beefed Up Military?
Unlike some of his predecessors, Defense Secretary Robert Gates declines to bluff when he doesn’t know the answer. When he was asked on Wednesday about the best strategy for the war in Afghanistan, he shrugged. “Unlike Iraq and some of the other problems, this is an area where I’ve been somewhat uncertain in my own mind what the right path forward is,” he said with weapons-grade candor rarely heard from the Pentagon podium. Full Story