General Joe Dunford is as fine a combat leader as the Marine Corps has produced, and that includes Mattis and Conway. While it is unfortunate that the confidential memo was leaked, it is heartening to know that General Dunford has a realistic assessment of the situation, is aware of the corrupt unreliability of our Afghan “allies”, and has the lives of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines in his command at the fore.
Karzai’s threat to “seize Bagram” is such an instance of putting US servicemen at risk. Should he order that, I would hope we would have the guts to kill the attackers in massive numbers, and then put a round in Karzai’s head. And then leave, with a note on the door that reminds them that the half-life of Plutonium 239 is 24,000 years.