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    Thursday, July 15, 2010

    Taliban reaching limits

    What have the consequences for the Taliban fighting
    the US for 10 years, the effects of 10 years of attrition,
    against one of the most powerful military forces on
    Most fighters now are between 14 and 18 years-old," said Lieutenant Colonel Guy Jones, commander of 2-508th Parachute Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Arghandab.
    "In 2002, fighters were 22 to 30-years-old and commanders were between 32 and 40," said Jones who is on his fourth tour in Afghanistan.
    The Afpak insurgents have had to target a different demographic
    in order to get volunteers to fight.
    The Taliban have been training kids for suicide bombers.
    Children suicide bombers.

    U.S. troops face Afghan enemy too young to kill

    The terrorist paradigm is failing slowly.




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