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Obama’s Afghanistan plan gets mixed reviews from grunts at Fort Campbell

Publié par Clifford Armion le 27/06/2011

Kevin Sieff

"CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. Pfc. Rob Nunez was gulping Miller Lite from a plastic cup when the subject of President Obama's plan for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan came up: 10,000 troops were being pulled out this year, said a friend at a roadside bar on the fringes of the Fort Campbell Army base. The rest of the 33,000 surge troops would leave in 2012.

"Nunez swallowed his beer, let out a stream of profanity before landing on a sentence that he repeats a lot these days. It's worthless, and it's never going to end.

"He had just returned from one of the war's most terrifying corners to a base that has shouldered much of the U.S. troop surge. In the past 18 months, more than 20,000 Fort Campbell soldiers have cycled through Afghanistan; 131 have been killed."

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"Obama’s Afghanistan plan gets mixed reviews from grunts at Fort Campbell", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2011. Consulté le 05/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/obama-s-afghanistan-plan-gets-mixed-reviews-from-grunts-at-fort-campbell