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American General: the situation in Afghanistan remains "stalemate"

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The situation in Afghanistan is still characterized as a fighting draw, despite the new US military-political strategy, which has been implemented in South Asia for three months, reports TASS Statement by the Commander of US Forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson.




We are still in a stalemate
Nicholson told NBC on Thursday.

The very opposite statement was made on the same day by President Donald Trump. According to him, the US military has made radical changes in recent months.

You changed her (situation) in the last 3-4 of the month
Trump said to the US military via video link.

According to him, in Kabul they are already openly talking about changes for the better.

The fact that the American operation in Afghanistan is "at a standstill," Nicholson said in February of this year at the Senate hearing. But then he expressed confidence that the new American strategy would ultimately bring advantage to the terrorists.

The current policy changes (the United States in Afghanistan) have reversed the decline that we have been in since 2011. Now with the new policy (...) we will win,
said the commander.

Recall, the United States has been fighting in Afghanistan since October 2001, which cost. According to Pentagon estimates, $ 680 billion has already been spent on the operation. During this campaign, 2,35 thousand American servicemen were killed, and more than 20 thousand were injured.
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  1. destination
    destination 24 November 2017 16: 13 New
    +8
    The general from drug trafficking has not gone wrong, since he says smart things ... smile
    1. Vladimir16
      Vladimir16 24 November 2017 16: 21 New
      +5
      Americans are aggressors. This is always a losing situation. Sooner or later, the local population will drive out the aggressor. During the period between sooner and later, the aggressor will receive a lot of coffins with his soldiers.
      1. destination
        destination 24 November 2017 16: 30 New
        +3
        Do not be so bloodthirsty ... They are soldiers, they carry out the order ... Guilty must be sought here-
      2. Anarchist
        Anarchist 24 November 2017 16: 30 New
        13
        Quote: Vladimir16
        the aggressor will receive a lot of coffins with his soldiers.

        With your addicts!
        And in the coffins, in the vicinity of the deceased, - "gerych"! The circuit has been debugged since the Vietnam War ...
        '' Blue Magic ''! - for those in the know ...
        1. Going
          Going 24 November 2017 17: 01 New
          +8
          You can’t win wars when you don’t know what you are fighting for.
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 24 November 2017 18: 04 New
            +3
            According to the Pentagon, $ 680 billion has already been spent on the operation.

            And how much is earned on the right crop from the "miracle garden"? wassat
            1. Going
              Going 24 November 2017 18: 29 New
              +8
              This is a secret budget, as they say do not believe your eyes - these are such pineapples. lol
              1. bouncyhunter
                bouncyhunter 24 November 2017 18: 32 New
                +2
                Yeah. Afghan nuclear physicists are in a stupor: no matter what reactions they carry out, the result is still heroin ... belay
                1. Going
                  Going 24 November 2017 18: 35 New
                  +7
                  So the climate is such and centuries-old traditions, but you can’t argue against them.
      3. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 25 November 2017 00: 16 New
        0
        Quote: Vladimir16
        Americans are aggressors. This is always a losing situation. Sooner or later, the local population will drive out the aggressor. Between early and late the aggressor will receive a lot of coffins with his soldiers.
        Most likely "late." They have been grazing there for 16 years, and against the backdrop of "dubious" successes, they decide to increase the contingent by 4 thousand bayonets. If they linger for another ten years, then this will be a kind of record for the USA - a quarter of a century in order to admit defeat!
    2. antivirus
      antivirus 24 November 2017 16: 47 New
      +1
      We are still in a stalemate
      Do you play chess? I only know what popcorn is eaten
    3. Primoos
      Primoos 24 November 2017 17: 27 New
      +5
      Quote: destination
      The general from drug trafficking has not gone wrong, since he says smart things ... smile

      Both are lying. No one is fighting there. Everyone is satisfied with the existing situevina. Pin Dosas control the production and marketing of heroin. All have their share of profits. Poison Russia, Asia and Europe. Lepota!
  2. CHEST OF DRAWERS
    CHEST OF DRAWERS 24 November 2017 16: 15 New
    +2
    Would you leave the Yankees for good ...
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 24 November 2017 16: 19 New
      +2
      Quote: Chest
      Would you leave the Yankees for good ...

      And then the Taliban, together with ISIS that has already appeared there, will trample the "soft underbelly" of Russia to the north, in the Central Asian republics.
      And for us the situation is stalemate.
      1. CHEST OF DRAWERS
        CHEST OF DRAWERS 24 November 2017 16: 26 New
        +4
        We would agree with the Taliban, but the United States wants the crowds of surviving devils from Syria to attack us through Afghanistan ..
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 24 November 2017 16: 40 New
          +2
          The Taliban sat quietly and did not touch us.
          And they are barmalei - whoever pays - they will go there. hi
      2. Primoos
        Primoos 24 November 2017 17: 28 New
        +1
        Quote: Spade
        Quote: Chest
        Would you leave the Yankees for good ...

        And then the Taliban, together with ISIS that has already appeared there, will trample the "soft underbelly" of Russia to the north, in the Central Asian republics.
        And for us the situation is stalemate.

        You can negotiate with the Taliban. But the Taliban will cut out drug dealers without exception.
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 24 November 2017 17: 50 New
          +1
          But the Taliban will cut out drug dealers without exception.

          Harakiri do it yourself?
          The Taliban, when they were in power, fought against drug production only for the sake of their foreign policy image. In words they fought. What was actually unknown.
      3. The brightest
        The brightest 24 November 2017 18: 16 New
        0
        Quote: Spade
        And then

        You give me!
        While the United States did not invade there, no matter how bad the Taliban would not be, do not idealize them they say they fought ... They agreed with them and heroin was almost never produced! With the advent of pin dos of drugs, the production of drugs increases at the Stakhanov pace! I suspect that even experts will not answer how many years this volume will continue to increase, not all provinces are yet drawn in ... And drugs are both money for weapons and a means of creating those same jihadists. Or maybe the illegal presence of these parasites in Syria contributes to an early end? No, they are not there for that. Of course you think that it’s not possible to splash out of Agan because they are there, but it will happen more quickly. And where did you get that this is a stalemate for us? We already went through this, stood at the border and caught caravans.
        http://xfilespress.com/opiumnaya-ekonomika-afgani
        stana.aspx is a good article and that is https://topwar.ru/129697-posevy-opiumnogo-maka-v-
        afganistane-dostigli-rekordnyh-razmerov.html
        (remove the spaces)
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 24 November 2017 18: 37 New
          0
          Quote: Lightest
          Until the US invaded there

          If my grandmother ... (c)
          They have already invaded there, so we must proceed from the existing reality, and not alternative.
          And for us the situation is uniquely stalemate. We do not need “stabilization forces” that cover drug production and otherwise stir up water.
          But we also do not need the withdrawal of these "forces" from Afghanistan with the regular redirecting of extremists to Central Asia.
          1. The brightest
            The brightest 25 November 2017 06: 42 New
            0
            Quote: Spade
            But also

            So they redirect!
  3. Evil 55
    Evil 55 24 November 2017 16: 20 New
    +2
    The towers in the photo are cool .. With such a short base, vertical bulletproof booking and a high center of mass, I would advise them to ride as far away from the Russian zone of influence ..
    1. mac789
      mac789 24 November 2017 16: 40 New
      +2
      And the road is even more magnificent. In Afghanistan, the ideas of a civil war, and the road is better than in Samara.
  4. HEATHER
    HEATHER 24 November 2017 16: 20 New
    +3
    No one has ever been able to conquer Afghanistan. In fact, no one needs it. In truth, everyone needs it. The war will last forever there. Although they want the Russians to come, I don’t think it’s right.
    1. Anarchist
      Anarchist 24 November 2017 16: 39 New
      13
      Quote: VERESK
      Although they want the Russians to come, I don’t think it’s right.

      They want the Russians kicked out of the stripes and dumped! That’s all they want ...
      1. Going
        Going 24 November 2017 17: 02 New
        +7
        Yes, they have repeatedly appealed.
    2. japs
      japs 24 November 2017 16: 49 New
      +5
      As long as the opium poppy is cultivated, the war will continue.
      Profits for dealers and the CIA arrive regularly. Heroin is also being transported to Russia,
      this is a hybrid war against at all. The mattresses themselves will not leave Afghanistan.
      Unless we can bear it if asked to help the Pashtuns ...
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 24 November 2017 16: 34 New
    +1
    We are still in a stalemate
    You changed her (situation) in the last 3-4 of the month

    Contradictions may not.
    The game was losing, and the turning point led to a draw. Everyone drinks shompan!
  6. gukoyan
    gukoyan 24 November 2017 16: 34 New
    0
    Our VKS would turn the tide ...
    1. HEATHER
      HEATHER 24 November 2017 16: 43 New
      0
      We are not eternal.
  7. Slovak
    Slovak 24 November 2017 16: 53 New
    +1
    $ 680 billion, 2,35 thousand died; over 20 thousand were injured. How much more money should be spent and people lost in order for ordinary people to thank Washington?
    1. Going
      Going 24 November 2017 17: 03 New
      +8
      For politicians and the military-industrial complex, this is a business and they spit on people.
      1. The brightest
        The brightest 24 November 2017 18: 23 New
        0
        It is not the interests of the military-industrial complex, they are dancing from drugs.
  8. ver_
    ver_ 24 November 2017 18: 10 New
    0
    Quote: destination
    Do not be so bloodthirsty ... They are soldiers, they carry out the order ... Guilty must be sought here-

    ..they have a voluntary army .., by signing a contract they know what they are going to .. People are all different - someone is completely satisfied with such * work *, where there is blood, sweat, death and money and some kind of benefits ..
  9. Altona
    Altona 24 November 2017 18: 15 New
    0
    Quote: VERESK
    No one has ever been able to conquer Afghanistan. In fact, no one needs it. In truth, everyone needs it. The war will last forever there. Although they want the Russians to come, I don’t think it’s right.

    -----------------------------------
    Because Afghanistan is in a geographically convenient place and from it you can control the Middle East, China and India. This is a strategic crossroads all the way.
  10. Altona
    Altona 24 November 2017 18: 16 New
    0
    Quote: Going
    For politicians and the military-industrial complex, this is a business and they spit on people.

    -------------------------------
    And control, which is also very important.
  11. SCHMEL
    SCHMEL 24 November 2017 18: 29 New
    0
    we will win, the commander said.
    In 50-60 years, a radical change will occur laughing , and then in 70-80 years and it will be possible to dream of victory lol



  12. Sergey53
    Sergey53 24 November 2017 20: 19 New
    0
    Why the situation is stalemate, not at all. The amount of drugs increased by an order of magnitude.
  13. tralmaster.
    tralmaster. 25 November 2017 12: 39 New
    0
    It is interesting to look at these monsters on ice and rough terrain. Some towers on wheels.
  14. missuris
    missuris 26 November 2017 01: 06 New
    0
    680 billion? yes, for the money they could have bought the whole afghan whole cake)