Pentagon Hypes ‘Body Count’ in Afghanistan to Sell More War

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(ANTIWAR.COM— The Pentagon’s management has lengthy opposed utilizing physique counts as warfare propaganda, significantly in Afghanistan, fearing that it could echo the failed technique of Vietnam, and alienate individuals all over the world.

However in current months, efforts to sell President Trump on the Afghan Conflict have modified that, with officers now desirous to get gaudy demise tolls out to the general public to show that the US and its allies will “take away all who oppose them at each flip,” and are making progress in killing individuals.

But these identical officers have lengthy admitted this isn’t an efficient solution to talk how the warfare goes, and that fixation on physique counts comes off as terribly morbid. Whether or not it’s one thing to promote President Trump on the warfare is one other matter.

President Trump has been seen as more and more weary of the 17-year-long warfare, with mounting territory losses convincing him, and plenty of others, that the warfare just isn’t winnable. That Pentagon officers are playing on uncooked demise tolls to reverse that pessimism is a testomony to how determined officers are getting for speaking factors.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

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