Afghanistan

U.S. General Says War is Winnable

For years we've been hearing about the need for a strategy shift in Afghanistan. Now, General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of U.S and NATO troops in Afghanistan, is outlining a shift that is expected to include a request for more troops and focus more on winning the hearts and minds of the Afghan population instead of battling insurgents. "The situation in Afghanistan is serious, but success is achievable and demands a revised implementation strategy, commitment and resolve, and increased unity of effort," McChrystal said in a statement Monday. The recommendations come as explosions killed two more U.S troops raising the death toll in August to 47--the deadliest month of the eight-year war for American forces.