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Pentagon sends marines to Afghanistan

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For the first time since 2014, the United States is sending a large contingent of marines to Afghanistan to prevent a Taliban rematch in the south of the country.


Pentagon sends marines to Afghanistan


Several hundred fighters will be deployed in the province of Helmand in the most difficult areas. Marines will be directly involved in the fighting, as well as engaged in the preparation of local security forces.

Currently in the province are about 200 US Army personnel from the composition of ground forces, which are difficult to cope with the protection of several airfields. The situation continues to deteriorate, in many parts of the region the Taliban are actually hosting.

"In no case do we consider this a non-combat mission or something that can be taken lightly," said the commander of the joint detachment, General Roger Turner. According to US media reports, the marines will remain in the province for the next few years.

In total, not the end of the year in Afghanistan was about 8400 US troops.

“The situation in the country is systematically deteriorating since 2014. The activity of the Taliban, which began to capture the regional and regional centers, increased. They have to be knocked out of there using artillery and aviationtold the newspaper News Nikita Mendkovich, expert of the Center for the Study of Modern Afghanistan (CICA), head of the Eurasian Analytical Club.

“Helmand Province is just one of those regions where militants are most active. It is located on the border with Pakistan, on the territory of which the Taliban rear bases are located. There is actively grown poppy, bringing the main income to terrorists. Therefore, it is logical to launch an attack there. Despite the fact that some detachments in the southeast and northern Afghanistan began to use the IG brand (banned in the Russian Federation), the Taliban remains the main opponent of the legitimate authorities, with 30 – 40 thousand militants still in its ranks ”, - He explained.
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  1. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 9 January 2017 09: 30
    +10
    Afghanistan became a maritime power thanks to the United States. Or did the Amer marines become universal soldiers?
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 9 January 2017 09: 32
      +10
      Yes, mattresses, along the way, they made all the countries where they got into the sea ... am
      1. 210ox
        210ox 9 January 2017 09: 35
        +4
        Rather, they made the second Atlantis .. Destroyed all to hell ..
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        Yes, mattresses, along the way, they made all the countries where they got into the sea ... am
        1. 210ox
          210ox 9 January 2017 09: 38
          +5
          In the photo .. "Close your mouth, the crow will fly in"
          Quote: 210ox
          Rather, they made the second Atlantis .. Destroyed all to hell ..
          Quote: bouncyhunter
          Yes, mattresses, along the way, they made all the countries where they got into the sea ... am
      2. cniza
        cniza 9 January 2017 09: 36
        +7
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        Yes, mattresses, along the way, they made all the countries where they got into the sea ... am


        The incomparable Psaki and Belarus became a sea power, and if on the topic, then all US actions are like agony.
        1. Rurikovich
          Rurikovich 9 January 2017 09: 44
          +6
          Quote: cniza
          The incomparable Psaki and Belarus made a sea power,

          And I still sit and wait for the "Nimitz" to appear on Pripyat, so that I can happily rip open the bottom of it with an autogenous agent and start it up laughing
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 9 January 2017 10: 20
            +9
            Quote: Rurikovich
            And I still sit and wait for the "Nimitz" to appear on Pripyat, so that I can happily rip open the bottom of it with an autogenous agent and start it up laughing

            If you do not mind, colleague, I will participate. lol hi
            1. Rurikovich
              Rurikovich 9 January 2017 10: 28
              +3
              Quote: bouncyhunter
              If you do not mind, colleague, I will participate.

              Boldly yes - there are 80000 tons of iron, enough for a long time laughing drinks
      3. Warrior with machine gun
        Warrior with machine gun 9 January 2017 11: 59
        +5
        it doesn’t work at least to crack Huseynovich’s campaign market, he hasn’t even returned the Nobel Prize, and the infection will not turn red))
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 9 January 2017 09: 49
      +8
      Quote: oleg-gr
      Afghanistan became a maritime power thanks to the United States. Or amerskie marines became universal soldiers?

      And these are special "seals" - there are sea, and these are sandy ... laughing Right now, they will throw a couple of hundred of these "sandy seals" there - and the stars of the Taliban ... They climbed in, DB, B, and now they themselves do not know what to do with it. They thought that the Afghan is like Poland - they will come, they will obtstut flower beds, they will set up rockets and will poke their rockets into the underbelly of Russia from the side of Central Asia ... But what the hell! Afghan is not Poland or Latvia. And the staff understood this. Therefore, they do not fight there, but sit on the bases and do not stick their nose out. They understood, you bastards, that the Afghan will not yield to Vietnam. And by the difficulty of the mission, and by the degree of shame for the United States ...
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      2. himRa
        himRa 9 January 2017 10: 30
        +6
        But fucking something! Afghanistan is neither Poland nor Latvia. And the staff understood this. Therefore, they do not fight there, but sit on the bases and do not stick their nose out. They understood, bastards, that Afghanistan would not yield to Vietnam.

        Earlier ,, washed, “the British then we (but they remember us with nostalgia) now it’s the turn of Amers to wash not yet evening!
      3. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 9 January 2017 11: 29
        +4
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        And these are special "seals" - there are sea, and these are sandy ...

        Yeah, "sandworms" are called. Only the Taliban, no matter which rangers they put in a horizontal position.
    3. Lukich
      Lukich 9 January 2017 09: 52
      +2
      Quote: oleg-gr
      Afghanistan became a maritime power thanks to the United States

      thanks psaki. it was going to send 6 fleets to Belarus, and in Rostov found mountains
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 9 January 2017 11: 58
        +5
        Quote: Lukich
        thanks psaki. it was going to send 6 fleets to Belarus, and in Rostov found mountains

        I long for her .... She did not find a worthy replacement - but they also say that there are no irreplaceable people .... crying Everything that now flashes in America is just a miserable shadow of Psaki. Well, who else in Rostov looked for healing mountain air, and in Belarus - the sea?
        1. svp67
          svp67 9 January 2017 12: 11
          +4
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          I miss her ....

          See you soon ....
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 9 January 2017 13: 53
            +3
            Quote: svp67
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            I miss her ....

            See you soon ....

            Though she finds out where Ukraine and where Russia is located ... Psaka, the anti-corruption fighter in Ukraine, is perhaps even cooler than the healing mountain air in Rostov ... good
        2. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 10 January 2017 13: 06
          +1
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          I yearn for her .... She did not find a worthy replacement - but they also say that there are no irreplaceable people ....

          As it turned out - even it can be penetrated. Here is what happens even with seemingly impenetrable people when listening to Obama's speech: laughing
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    5. knn54
      knn54 9 January 2017 10: 38
      0
      - will also be engaged in the training of LOCAL security forces.
      They will train the next "pocket army" of the local ruler To Kabul (the central government), they have long scored ...
    6. Uncle Murzik
      Uncle Murzik 9 January 2017 18: 17
      0
      sent the "survivor" wassat
    7. stas
      stas 10 January 2017 00: 47
      0
      Pin.osy are afraid that after Allepo and Masul they are being piled in Afghanistan to the fullest, that’s increasing their protection.
      The second Vietnam they do not want to get.
    8. Navigator Basov
      Navigator Basov 15 January 2017 13: 20
      0
      Traditionally, KPM expeditionary units operate outside the United States.
      Quote: Wikipedia
      Due to the fact that parts of the marine corps are traditionally trained, organized and equipped specifically for operations outside their territory (expeditionary forces), they have long been regarded as quick reaction forces.

      Quote: Wikipedia
      The expeditionary forces of the U.S. ILC performed the function of a quick reaction force for the U.S. Armed Forces in the event that the US military-political or economic interests could be affected in a particular region of the globe.
  2. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 9 January 2017 09: 33
    +1
    "Supermen" have come and here they intend to go off, however, as elsewhere. Created only for shooting action movies.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 9 January 2017 09: 36
    +1
    The situation in the country is systematically worsening

    Americans can not be trusted with anything serious - everyone will fall apart and do even worse than it was. And this is a country with a claim to world domination.
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 9 January 2017 09: 55
      +3
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Americans can not be trusted with anything serious - everyone will fall apart and do even worse than it was.

      Like in TOM movie
      ... either drop or lose ...
      They dropped everything they could. We lost everything we could. We did not lose the war there - we were betrayed. And for America, Afghan is a great zrada .... Trump will think about how to get his "sandy seals" out of there with minimal losses for the image. But the Nobel laureate promised 8 years ago .... "Seals", damn it ... Kis-kis .... negative
  4. Izotovp
    Izotovp 9 January 2017 09: 38
    +2
    It’s just that not so long ago there was information that the Taliban really want to legalize and participate in parliamentary elections legally and this could stabilize Afghanistan. But does stable Afghanistan need exceptional?
  5. jovanni
    jovanni 9 January 2017 09: 39
    0
    Several hundred fighters will be deployed in the province of Helmand in the most difficult areas. Marines will be directly involved in the fighting, as well as engaged in the preparation of local security forces.
    There in this province, like dope - heaps! ABOUT! Afghans will be taught to swim at the same time.
    1. Smog
      Smog 9 January 2017 09: 52
      +4
      ABOUT! Afghans will be taught to swim at the same time.

      And they themselves will learn (
      in this province, like dope - heaps
      ) They are still the Marines.
  6. Sergey F
    Sergey F 9 January 2017 09: 47
    0
    Actually, I already overwhelmed me - how much extra money do I need to maintain all US military bases around the world?
    And the Marines probably do not have enough space on the shores of world water, because they have already begun to send them into the hinterland of the mainland!
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 9 January 2017 19: 47
      +2
      Quote: Sergey F
      And the Marines probably do not have enough space on the shores of world water, because they have already begun to send them into the hinterland of the mainland!

      There are already two rivers there - they splash .... Fur seals ... Especially it’s great to swim under the heroin - they have this good .....
  7. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 9 January 2017 09: 49
    +8
    I hope that there will be no rivers along the path of the brave marines.
    1. Rurikovich
      Rurikovich 9 January 2017 10: 00
      +1
      good laughing laughing laughing Super!!! The mood for the day is provided drinks laughing
      1. tax payerschik
        tax payerschik 9 January 2017 10: 14
        +1
        It seems the driver did not immediately understand that he was already drowning.
  8. Ivanovich_3
    Ivanovich_3 9 January 2017 10: 20
    +1
    After the 6th American fleet off the coast of Belarus, US marines in Afghanistan are not surprised. The use of marines in the mountains is evidence of the loss of the NORMAL training process in any army, soldiers are not teaching that, they are preparing the theater of war. Or army nonsense, or powerlessness.
    1. himRa
      himRa 9 January 2017 10: 53
      +3
      Quote: Ivanovich_3
      Or army nonsense, or powerlessness.


      Marine Corps is also used for certain operations (units and units of special purpose (SPN)), as well as for the protection of coastal and other objects. It is part of the Navy (forces) (Navy). The main tasks of the Marine Corps: "In an offensive from the sea, they must conquer the coastal bridgeheads and hold until the main forces approach, and in defense - defend the bases of military ships from land directions."


      Maybe it is simply explained that this is the largest contingent in the army? impotence most likely explanation!
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  9. volan
    volan 9 January 2017 11: 58
    0
    Poppy grows there. However, competitors ...
  10. - = ANTRAX = -
    - = ANTRAX = - 9 January 2017 13: 35
    0
    so they didn’t win there, again?
  11. 4ekist
    4ekist 9 January 2017 13: 58
    0
    Something similar we have already seen. Again, the flow of drugs from Afghanistan will increase.
  12. GEV67
    GEV67 9 January 2017 14: 08
    +2
    The mattresses are training their troops, which is bad. Like it or not, and this gives the military many benefits for waging war in modern conditions. No training gives such a combat experience.
  13. mitrich
    mitrich 9 January 2017 20: 46
    0
    I hope the perfume will put many of these lights of democracy in coffins, "without exercise and aerobics."
  14. Region39
    Region39 10 January 2017 01: 13
    0
    Well, Americans can not give the Taliban control over drug trafficking ..