Comment: The problem with that theory

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The problem with that theory

The problem with that theory is that there are not enough troops in either Afghanistan or Iraq to maintain any degree of control over any aspect of the natural resources, despite the installation of bases in the region. The presence of the largest Marine base is meaningless if there is no actual control and such control cannot be maintained by the presence of a total of between 6000 to 20000 troops in Afghanistan, the number that will remain in that country after 2014. That's simply not enough manpower to maintain ground control over any of the provinces, particularly given the size and terrain of that country.

In Iraq, there maybe 8000 troops remaining, again, not enough to maintain any degree of control.

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