LastDayWatchers take note
"The number of civilian casualties (killed and wounded) was well over 400 in September 2012, as compared to approximately 300 civilian casualties in September 2011.
(ISAF's precise figures remain classified and the figures cited here are based on published bar charts.)
The insurgents' attacks were more deadly in August and September 2012 than in the same months in 2010 and 2011.
Only in 2009, prior to the surge, were there more civilian casualties in those same calendar months."
"The speed with which he (General Petraeus) abandoned it (the COIN strategy)in favour of a much more “kinetic” approach aimed at getting a quick improvement in security by killing as many Taliban as possible was breathtaking"
As its director, General Petraeus was an enthusiastic advocate for the increasingly paramilitary CIA that has evolved over the past decade. He recently asked for a further 10 aircraft to be added to the agency’s fleet of 40 or so Predator/Reaper drones.
After becoming director of the CIA, which has become the lead agency in fighting the high-tech, intelligence-led campaign against al-Qaeda and its offshoots, General Petraeus had no compunction in helping to strangle his own COIN baby when it had outlived its usefulness.
But concerns have grown, even within the administration, over the perceived lack of accountability underpinning the CIA’s remote killing of terrorist suspects.
John Brennan, Mr Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, may want to do things differently, perhaps handing over the main responsibility for drone attacks to the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command and remphasising the agency’s traditional intelligence-gathering role."
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