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Pentagon underestimates the number of US troops in Afghanistan

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According to the online publication "Look, NBC, citing sources in the US Department of Defense, reports the Pentagon has underestimated the size of its military contingent located in Afghanistan.

According to the publication, the figure in 8,4 thou. Thousands of military men do not take into account the days of temporary service for a period of less than 120, as well as special units, in particular, special forces. Taking them into account, this figure will be 11 - 12 thousand people.

Pentagon underestimates the number of US troops in Afghanistan


Moreover, the military department constantly conducts rotation of troops in Afghanistan. Only upon the arrival of new servicemen begins the withdrawal of those awaiting replacement.

As a result, according to the publication, at any moment in Afghanistan are deployed from 11 thousand to 12 thousand US military.

The introduction of troops into Afghanistan was justified, according to Washington, by the September 11 attacks. Then, with the approval of the UN Security Council, it was decided to deploy an international security force (ISAF) under the command of NATO. Their goal was the Taliban and Al Qaeda movements * (* terrorist organizations banned in the Russian Federation). In 2014, the combat contingent of NATO countries was withdrawn from Afghanistan, and from 1 in January of 2015, the non-combat mission "Strong Support" replaced the military operation. In different years, the number of US troops was different. Thus, under the rule of Barack Obama, it exceeded 100 thousand. Subsequently, the number of troops was reduced to 8,4 thousand. (according to official data). Allegedly, they are currently conducting special operations against the Taliban and ISIL *, training and advising local security forces. According to official statistics, as of 21 in August of this year, the total losses of the USA in Afghanistan were more than 2264 soldiers and civilians killed and over 20 thousand wounded.

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  1. Thrall
    Thrall 24 August 2017 09: 31
    +6
    And the Afghan Taliban are reducing it smile
    Pentagon underestimates the number of US troops in Afghanistan
    1. cniza
      cniza 24 August 2017 09: 40
      +3
      And not only the Taliban ...
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 24 August 2017 09: 42
        +3
        Yes there is a whole anti-American drug-addicted international looming
      2. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 24 August 2017 09: 52
        +4
        According to the publication, the figure in 8,4 thou. Thousands of military men do not take into account the days of temporary service for a period of less than 120, as well as special units, in particular, special forces. Taking them into account, this figure will be 11 - 12 thousand people.

        This is not taking into account the "wild geese". yes
        1. cniza
          cniza 24 August 2017 10: 04
          +2
          They think badly, and another 49 countries ...
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 24 August 2017 10: 08
            +1
            In fairness: the article is about the mattress contingent.
            1. cniza
              cniza 24 August 2017 10: 15
              +1
              Wow, I didn’t watch, but no one knows how many of them there are ...
              1. bouncyhunter
                bouncyhunter 24 August 2017 10: 20
                +1
                Who need to know the . wink
                1. cniza
                  cniza 24 August 2017 10: 32
                  +1
                  I never doubt ... lol
  2. On guard
    On guard 24 August 2017 09: 48
    0
    Neither the USSR could, but now the United States defeated them there. Although mainly drug trafficking comes from there to Russia. For Russia, there is more danger than from Syria.
    1. just exp
      just exp 24 August 2017 11: 16
      +1
      not to Russia, but to the EU, it’s one of the CIA’s shadow businesses, throwing airplanes through Turkey to Kosovo, and from there the Kosovo mafia spreads all over Europe.
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  4. vanavatny
    vanavatny 24 August 2017 09: 59
    +5
    bon voyage creature
    1. On guard
      On guard 24 August 2017 10: 30
      +1
      Just a bobo head?
      1. just exp
        just exp 24 August 2017 11: 15
        +2
        Well, if these are the people who died during the posting of democracy to the people who did not ask for it and who did not call them, then it is not yet known who it is. and then in Israel they don’t cry much for the deceased Hezbalons and Hamasites (and they brought much less grief to Israel than the mattresses to the peoples of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya).
        but if it’s those who died during a catastrophe or natural disaster (not in a war to post democrats) then the Lord rest their souls.
        1. IvanTheTerrible
          IvanTheTerrible 24 August 2017 11: 31
          +3
          Well, if these are the people who died during the posting of democracy to the people who did not ask for it and who did not call them, then it is not yet known who it is.

          Do not you think that your comment may be offensive to the relatives of the Russian guys who died in Afghanistan "during the posting of socialism to peoples who did not ask for it"?
          1. just exp
            just exp 24 August 2017 17: 43
            0
            Do you really compare the Soviet company in Afghanistan (in which the Americans dragged us by the way, and they still called us there) with the war in Iraq, Libya and other countries to seize oil fields?
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  5. Romanenko
    Romanenko 24 August 2017 13: 51
    0
    Nothing, perfume will accurately calculate how many are there.
    Through optics