More Troops to Afghanistan? - The New York Times:
Every time President Lyndon B. Johnson sent another contingent to Southeast Asia, over the course of several years, the excuse was that we just needed another division and all would be well. Only after our deployment exceeded half a million troops did our leaders seem to realize that this was a fool’s errand.
I don’t claim to have a solution to the issues in Afghanistan. But I think our leaders are kidding themselves, and us, by pretending that just one more regiment will do the trick.