Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wall Street Journal Article About Marines in Afghan Ghost Town: What Is This Article About?

The May 23-24 article “Stalemate” by Michael M. Phillips about the abandoned village Now Zad in Afghanistan was promoted this way:
A single company of U.S. Marines is slugging it out with the Taliban in Afghanistan’s toughest ghost town. The battle shows how limited troop numbers have hurt the war—and why the U.S. is changing its strategy.

I read the article carefully, then had my husband read the article carefully. Both of us were perplexed. We didn’t understand the U.S. military strategy at Now Zad – it really makes little sense.

Both of us were left with the impression that The Wall Street Journal ran this story for this exact reason: To beam a spotlight on the situation at Now Zad and get someone high up in U.S. military circles to take note and decide on a military strategy that makes more sense.

Read The Wall Street Journal article now on the Marines at Now Zad and then leave a comment if you have an opinion on what the article is really about.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. She also blogs as a National Internet Business Examiner and at Operation Support Jews in the Military and Fiction Marketing, and she is the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio show Your Military Life.

Her company Miller Mosaic LLC builds call-to-action websites that get people to say yes to your brand, book or business. Her newest project is the book/website project In Support of Our Troops.

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