— A tweet from Pentagon press secretary George Little, responding to Tony Karon’s story posted here earlier this morning about U.S. prospects in Afghanistan.
Battleland’s tweet: Time’s Tony Karon on Afghanistan: U.S. playing to a draw, at best?
Little’s countering fire: We’re in it to win it, despite what TIME’s headlines suggest.
The plural suggests Little checked out the original headline on Karon’s article in the Time.com World section, which reads: Is the U.S. admitting defeat in Afghanistan?
In a second volley, Little adds: It means transitioning security and governance to Afghans. US forces are helping ~350K ANSF do that now.