New US commander takes the helm in Afghanistan

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 11, 2013 8:50 a.m.

    Military power and authority doesn't change culture differences and Afghanistan has a long way to go to meld the cultures, languages and other differences when we leave. We are diverse in our country but even then after 200 years as a nation we still have a ways to go when the President plays a role to mend years of bias people still have.

    The Marines have a difficult task in their remaining time in that country. However, they have shown that they can move in and out with great mobility.

    If the Afghanistan military is up to their required strength, that doesn't mean they are trained and capable of their difficult task demanded by the United States of America in the next year. We are still in Korea, Germany and other locations due to the impact of war on us. We don't want to be involved in another war in Asia, whether Iraq or Vietnam. Asia is a large area with ethnic, religious and culture varieties that we cannot contemplate and even language dialects.

    Our national leaders need to practice what we want these countries and their leaders to have, integrity and honesty or wars will happen.