Washingtons strategy includes assassinating some Taliban leaders while offering to reintegrate others and beefing up the Afghan army so it can carry the brunt of the fighting.
It is also stepping up its war in Pakistan, increasing attacks from pilotless planes guided from bases in the United States. They rain death and destruction from 10,000 feet above, avoiding loss of American lives.
The ongoing U.S.-led war in the region, which has lasted longer than the U.S. involvement in World War II, continues to expand. Democratic and Republican parties alike support the war effort.
While increasing its wars abroad, the U.S. government is also preparing for civil unrest at home. Thats part of the meaning of the Pentagons 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review. Defend the United States and support civil authorities at home was placed at the top of U.S. military priorities.
The U.S. ruling class knows that resistance will rise as they continue to take out their capitalist economic crisis on the backs of working people at home and abroad. And it will become clearer to working people in imperialist countries that their interests lie not with the capitalist war makers, but with toilers worldwide.
Working people need to demand the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all U.S. troops, and their allied forces, from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and everywhere else they are deployed.
Washington begins new Afghan offensive
Steps up military operations in Pakistan
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