What difference would it make to the Taliban if they knew whether there were 8400 troops in Afghanistan (The official figure) or 12,000, possibly the true figure or 30,000 including private contractors and NATO?
The Taliban after all are CIA managed "Controlled Opposition" actors.
In a DEMOCRACY for the sake of accountability Capital Hill MUST know the true figures.
Especially when $8 trillion Pentagon expenditure since whenever is not audited.....nobody knows where that huge taxpayer money went.....to pay for new golf courses in the PERSIAN GULF, new casino's in the Philippines, or whore houses near the American military bases in Guam.....who knows, nobody.
In the case of Afghanistan, why does it require $50 billion taxpayer money to sustain 8400 servicemen in very low-intensity warfare?
Keeping Figures Secret Is Convenient for Leadership, Avoiding DebatesPosted Jason Ditz at antiwar.com