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Media: US hid data on the strengthening of the Taliban in Afghanistan

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The US Armed Forces hide from the public information about the expansion of the territory in Afghanistan, controlled by the radical Taliban.


The number of areas controlled or influenced by the Afghan government is the last of the remaining publicly available indicators by which members of the congress ... and the American public can judge how successful 16-year US efforts to ensure security in Afghanistan were
- said the Special Inspector General of the United States for the reconstruction of Afghanistan (SIGAR) John Sopko, reports Stars and Stripes.

Media: US hid data on the strengthening of the Taliban in Afghanistan


The Sopko report contains information that the US Department of Defense recommended that SIGAR not disclose to the citizens of the country information about the situation in Afghanistan, marked as “unclassified”. According to Sopko, this fact is "of great concern."

In January, the commander of the US and NATO troops in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, said that the Taliban did not sit down at the negotiating table with the Afghan government, as he was confident of his victory.

A few days before the inspector's report was released, the Pentagon stated that, as of October 2017, "approximately 56% of the 407 areas of Afghanistan are under government control or influence, in 30% of areas the situation is controversial, approximately 14% areas are under control or influence of the rebels ". This, at first glance, positive report, as the newspaper noted, ceases to be such, if we compare it with similar data from the military for November 2015 of the year. Then the Afghan government controlled 72% of the country, 21% was considered controversial, and Taliban-controlled 7%.

According to the newspaper, since 2002, the United States spent $ 74,8 billion on training and providing the Afghan army. Last year, US President Donald Trump announced plans to increase the US military presence in Afghanistan and the cost of military operations in that country.
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  1. Anarchist
    Anarchist 30 January 2018 15: 21 New
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    Who are they fighting with if the Taliban are getting stronger? And, I remembered - they don’t fight there, they grow poppy there and cultivate fighters!
    It is only there to be! Staked out the region ..
    1. Partyzan
      Partyzan 30 January 2018 15: 26 New
      +4
      Hello Alexander hi some fighters - everything is under control, i.e. all the plantations are under control, and on the government, the Afghan - on the drum, it does not bring grandmas laughing
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 30 January 2018 19: 28 New
      +2
      Quote: Anarchist
      Who are they fighting with if the Taliban are getting stronger? And, I remembered - they don’t fight there, they grow poppy there and cultivate fighters! It is only there to be! Staked out the region ..
      They simply do not know how to get out without losing face. They cannot claim victory over the Taliban because they will be laughed at by the entire world community. Therefore, they are trying to cross Ishilov’s with the Taliban and reorient the resulting mutant to overthrow their own ally Karzai because of “unsuitability”, followed by a march of a bearded shobla to Central Asia and Russia.
  2. 210ox
    210ox 30 January 2018 15: 24 New
    +4
    Who wants to recognize their shoals?
  3. flicker
    flicker 30 January 2018 15: 27 New
    +5
    since 2002, the United States has spent $ 74,8 billion on training and providing for the Afghan army

    “I refused the soup.” In parentheses: “Kharcho soup.” - "Three portions of barbecue - thrown into the abyss." - “Wine. Broke ... two bottles. " - Three! - Write three
  4. Adviser
    Adviser 30 January 2018 15: 30 New
    +1
    It is logical that to increase the supply of drugs to Europe and Russia, new lands are needed for plantations. Therefore, the government quietly pushes aside so that democracy and freedom do not get underfoot and “honest farmers” take refuge, so that they do not get in the way of working for the “good” of the whole world.
  5. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 30 January 2018 15: 31 New
    0
    The pepper is clear,% changed when bandits were transported from Syria.
  6. Egorovich
    Egorovich 30 January 2018 15: 34 New
    +2
    Do not go to hell in a strange monastery with its charter. It has long been known to everyone, but they continue to step on the rake. And best of all, mattresses with Vietnam know this. With Afghanistan, the same result is inevitable.
    1. Scoun
      Scoun 30 January 2018 21: 56 New
      +2
      Quote: Egorovich
      Do not go to hell in a strange monastery with its charter.

      I liked it in the photo.
      A. Tolmach sits on the eastern cross-legged (not at all) and the rest knelt down.)))
      B. Matrasnya did a pretty good job on the equipment for her meat and the camouflage was selected for the given time terrain at 5+
      B. Everyone takes from articles what is probably closer ... but the article is not about "an increase in poppies in 2017" ...
  7. cedar
    cedar 30 January 2018 15: 44 New
    +1
    They do not fight there, they plant democracy in the form of opium poppy plantations and naturally protect the sprouts of democracy and opium poppy from the Taliban. Among which there are minds who have long understood that while the Americans are in Afghanistan, the green banner of Islam will be white from heroin, i.e. the banner of Iblis, the banner of the spiritual and physical death of the Afghan people. It is necessary to help the Afghans get rid of this leprosy.
  8. Sasha_Sar
    Sasha_Sar 30 January 2018 16: 08 New
    0
    In the early 90s, he read the book VICTORY. How Reagan collapsed the USSR (Evil Empire). So there were three "directions" where the USSR had to be "drawn" to ruin our economy. Poland, Afghanistan and SDI. Of course, the US and Russian economies are not commensurate. The whole world is hunchbacking in the USA, including our liberal reformers, but it causes slight bewilderment because these "brave" guys went about their "rake".
  9. Terenin
    Terenin 30 January 2018 17: 20 New
    +5
    And beat them (Taliban, ISIS) and you need to get involved (in another country) is not worth it. Something acceptable (in the middle) must be sought.
  10. demiurg
    demiurg 30 January 2018 17: 39 New
    +1
    It’s never boring to look at three things:
    To fire, to water and how someone is trying to conquer Afghanistan.
  11. Strashila
    Strashila 30 January 2018 18: 22 New
    0
    "According to the publication, since 2002, the United States has spent $ 74,8 billion on the preparation and provision of the Afghan army." ... that is hard to believe ... given the fact that it still had crumbs and NATO allies ... and weapons like that in fact, it remained Soviet ... ascribed to zeros.
  12. Alexander War
    Alexander War 30 January 2018 18: 59 New
    0
    Few pictures
  13. APASUS
    APASUS 30 January 2018 19: 18 New
    0
    Something reminds Syria. The US is at war, everyone is at war with ISIS, then with excavators, and the thugs took control of 70% of the country's territory during this war
  14. Agent_017
    Agent_017 30 January 2018 20: 12 New
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    What else should the Taliban do? To grow strawberries on stones? A region of gravel and stones, mountains and ravines. They don’t want to work, but they need money. Moreover, there is no production there, and weapons are given to newborns .. In fact, they are rebels and born ..
  15. style1981
    style1981 31 January 2018 03: 38 New
    0
    The Taliban need to supply defensive weapons in the form of anti-tank and man-portable air defense systems to protect the aggressor from the country