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The Pentagon plans to send another thousand troops to Afghanistan

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The United States plans to send an additional one thousand troops to Afghanistan. TASS Post The Washington Post.




According to newspaper sources, the order to send an additional contingent has not yet been signed by Secretary of Defense James Mattis. This initiative "aims to intensify operations against the Taliban in the new season."

As the newspaper noted, the increase in the number of troops in Afghanistan "has already supported the military leadership of the US Army headquarters." Currently, the Pentagon is addressing the question of which branches of troops will be poisoned in this “hot spot”.

The US Armed Forces have been fighting in Afghanistan since October 2001, for which $ 680 billion has already been allocated from the budget. During the campaign, 2,35 thousand American soldiers were killed, and more than 20 thousand were injured. As of September 2017, there were 15 282 American soldiers in Afghanistan, as well as 1202 civilian employees of the Department of Defense.

Recall that in August, US President Donald Trump announced a new American strategy for South Asia, which provides a forceful scenario for solving the Afghan problem.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 22 January 2018 11: 51 New
    +2
    The Pentagon plans to send another thousand troops to Afghanistan
    Well done ... Every candidate for the US President makes an Oath promise to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, but each time the State Department proves that this is not worth it ...
    As of September 2017, there were 15 U.S. soldiers and 282 civilian employees from the Department of Defense in Afghanistan.
    And all of them need to be fed and watered, but what are the costs of transporting hamburgers and Coca-Cola .... crying
    1. pjastolov
      pjastolov 22 January 2018 11: 54 New
      +6
      and each increases their numbers. aren't the stripes migrating to Asia? so quiet laughing
      1. svp67
        svp67 22 January 2018 12: 03 New
        +3
        Quote: pjastolov
        and each increases their numbers. aren't the stripes migrating to Asia?

        Rather, the transfer of masses of consumers to the place of production ...

        And there, and close allies catch up ...

        1. cniza
          cniza 22 January 2018 12: 06 New
          +2
          As of September 2017, there were 15 U.S. soldiers and 282 civilian employees from the Department of Defense in Afghanistan.


          They sit at the bases and do not show their nose anywhere, with the exception of plantations.
          1. svp67
            svp67 22 January 2018 12: 08 New
            +2
            Quote: cniza
            They sit at the bases and do not show their nose anywhere, with the exception of plantations.

            But why? They still advertise cowards ...
          2. Rusland
            Rusland 22 January 2018 18: 17 New
            +8
            Quote: cniza
            As of September 2017, there were 15 U.S. soldiers and 282 civilian employees from the Department of Defense in Afghanistan.


            They sit at the bases and do not show their nose anywhere, with the exception of plantations.

            Like the Indians on the reservation.
        2. pjastolov
          pjastolov 22 January 2018 12: 13 New
          +4
          Quote: svp67
          Rather, the transfer of masses of consumers to the place of production ...

          logistics however laughing
        3. Warrior with machine gun
          Warrior with machine gun 22 January 2018 12: 29 New
          +3
          it can be seen local too many products without bosses were pushed to the left, another thousand overseers had to be urgently brought up))
      2. Thrall
        Thrall 22 January 2018 12: 03 New
        +4
        After American troops entered Afghanistan, world heroin prices fell down. But now for many years they have been kept at the same level.
        The US Army in Afghanistan is the guarantor of stability in the world ... in the drug market.
    2. ARES623
      ARES623 22 January 2018 17: 16 New
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      And we must feed and drink them all,

      Judging by the trend in Iraq, about the same number of employees of private security (military) companies recruited from citizens of the USA, Chile, Honduras, Iraq, etc. should be added to the number of Pentagon employees. etc. And those who are “frostbitten” more than the Khmer Rouge, moreover, have diplomatic immunity in the host country. They work there under contracts with the State Department and the Pentagon.
      1. svp67
        svp67 22 January 2018 17: 21 New
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        Quote: ARES623
        you need to add about the same number of employees of private security (military) companies

        Which like wolves feed themselves ...
        1. ARES623
          ARES623 22 January 2018 17: 32 New
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          Quote: svp67
          Which like wolves feed themselves ...

          In Iraq, 1 soldier cost the US budget 200-210 dollars a day, the “wolf” from Blackwater - 1222. Well, plus the robbery of the local population .... So, not really yourself.
          1. svp67
            svp67 22 January 2018 18: 13 New
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            Quote: ARES623
            "wolf" from Blackwater - 1222

            The “self-service” in the West is expensive, unlike our ...
            1. ARES623
              ARES623 22 January 2018 18: 20 New
              +1
              Quote: svp67
              The “self-service” in the West is expensive, unlike our ...

              This is their outsourcing. The main thing is that not the president, but the campaign director will answer for their losses. And besides, only for those that will not be able to hide. And some Uruguayans can not be considered at all ... and their price for the director is lower.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 January 2018 11: 55 New
    +2
    to intensify operations against the Taliban in the new season
    How can one activate that which does not exist. 680 billion were invested, 2,35 thousand American soldiers were killed, more than 20 thousand were injured, and they can’t do anything (or do not want) with the Taliban. Therefore, an extra thousand roles will not play when there is no desire to fight the Taliban.
  3. Loess
    Loess 22 January 2018 11: 59 New
    +1
    Mdya ... If the states have come somewhere, then they will never leave voluntarily ...
  4. novel66
    novel66 22 January 2018 12: 01 New
    0
    hellfire is a cool thing. but the nadis was collecting hellfire in Yandex - the fat burner was the first to jump out. where are we going ...
  5. Egorovich
    Egorovich 22 January 2018 12: 02 New
    +3
    Fields of opium fields in Afghanistan are growing, and the number of poppy plantation guards from mattresses is growing. lol
  6. cosmos-PS
    cosmos-PS 22 January 2018 12: 12 New
    +1
    It’s immediately obvious that poppy production is increasing significantly.
  7. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 22 January 2018 12: 35 New
    0
    But it’s not clear how mattresses have been fighting in Afghanistan for more than 20 years and will not put things in order. I think that they are training new Ishilians there for war in Central Asia. And the "exceptional" along with the Afghans grow drugs and trade, and the Afghans, when their Merikans cheat in a deal, they start to kill them. This is such a war. But apparently something has changed in Afghanistan now because Trump, contrary to his promises, additionally sends another thousand of his barbarians
    1. olegyurjewitch
      olegyurjewitch 22 January 2018 13: 25 New
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      It is necessary for someone to control the opium, this thousand will taste the product, no matter how you try, and that's it, serve another thousand.