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dimanche 8 février 2009

Iraq et Afghanistan : points de situation du DoD

L'US DoD a mis récemment en ligne deux rapports effectués au Congrès sur les progrès des opérations américaines en Iraq et en Afghanistan :

The goal of the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq remains a unified, democratic, and federal Iraq that can govern, defend, and sustain itself and is an ally in the war on terror. The United States is pursuing this goal along political, security, economic, diplomatic, and rule of law lines of operation. This report measures progress toward achieving this goal during September through November 2008 and highlights the challenges to Iraqi and Coalition efforts to achieve their mutual objectives. Lire le rapport

Against a backdrop of reinstated safe havens in Pakistan for al-Qaida, and increasing violence, the U.S. continues to work with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanstian (GIRoA) and our international partners towards building an Afghanistan that is 1) never again a safe haven for terrorists and is a reliable, stable ally in the War on Terror; 2) moderate and democratic, with a thriving private sector economy; 3) capable of governing its territory and borders; and 4) respectful of the rights of all its citizens. The U.S. continues to pursue a comprehensive counterinsurgency (COIN) campaign which utilizes the military, government, and economic expertise of the U.S. and the international community to diminish insurgent capacity, maintain security, and build the infrastructure and human capital necessary to achieve the Afghanistan envisioned in the strategic goals listed above. The current COIN strategy is often referred to as "clear, hold, and build." Lire le rapport

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