With a million soldiers it is possible to have a presence in all the villages in Afghanistan simultaneously and then we can start to build up the infrastructure. We then won't need to fight at all, because the insurgents are not popular amoung the local population, they just exploit the security vacuum. In practice this means that if NATO soldiers are in village A, they'll go to village B where there are no soldiers for their their supplies. A million soldiers sounds like a lot, but then http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Barbarossa" [Broken]. So, why can't the World send just one million soldiers to sort out Afghanistan, especially given that little fighting will be involved?