Gates goes after NATO allies in Afghanistan
"I'm worried we have some military forces that don't know how to do counter-insurgency operations," Gates told the Los Angeles Times. "Most of the European forces, NATO forces, are not trained in counter-insurgency.".....
Gates told the LA Times that in eastern Afghanistan, troops led by General David Rodriguez, commander of US forces there, "are doing a terrific job."
"They've got the (counterinsurgency) thing down pat. But I think our allies over there, this is not something they have any experience with," the defense secretary said.
The Canadians and British are fighting the hottest battles in the country in and around Helmand suffering casualty rates higher than the US in either Iraq or Afghanistan, and Robert Gates has the balls to criticize them?