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Trump: US troops in Afghanistan for 19 years, and that's enough

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During the briefing, the US president again touched on the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. According to Donald Trump, "American troops in Afghanistan are already 19 years old, and that’s enough."


The US President, in which he announced his intention to completely withdraw the American military contingent from Afghanistan and "put an end to the protracted war." It is important to note that Trump immediately added the following:

If necessary, we can return there. If we want ...

Journalists asked the US president whether a full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan would take place before the date of the elections in the States. Trump said that he "does not set specific deadlines."

Trump:

I do not set a goal to withdraw troops by a certain date. We will do this as soon as we consider that it will now be so reasonable.

It must be recalled that the United States has already partially withdrawn its contingent from Afghanistan. The conclusion was initiated by reaching an agreement with the Taliban terrorist group (banned in the Russian Federation) in Doha (Qatar) on February 29 this year. Based on this agreement, the US side pledged to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by the second quarter of 2021.

Against this background, news came from Afghanistan that the country's authorities had released 900 Taliban from prisons. 600 of them were previously held in prison in the area of ​​the US military base Bagram.
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  1. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 27 May 2020 09: 37 New
    12
    If necessary, we can return there. If we want ...
    Nobody doubted that. America does not enter its troops in order to withdraw them.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 27 May 2020 09: 50 New
      11
      During the briefing, the US president again touched on the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. According to Donald Trump, “American troops in Afghanistan for 19 years, and this is enough».


      And why is it that they "suddenly cooled off" to the "fight against terrorism", under the guise of which they invaded Afghanistan?

      "The Moor has done his job, the Moor may retire"? Is terrorism in Afghanistan defeated?"
      1. Azim77
        Azim77 27 May 2020 10: 22 New
        10
        Quote: Insurgent
        And why is it that they "suddenly cooled off" to the "fight against terrorism", under the guise of which they invaded Afghanistan?

        For Trump, there is no business or income there. It was important for the democrats to carry "democracy". Note that where the Democrats' "accomplishments and goals" were, Republicans have little interest.
        1. l7yzo
          l7yzo 27 May 2020 11: 06 New
          0
          You probably don’t know what is Afghanistan’s main business and product in the world ?. From your post you can make one very interesting conclusion about the roof from the Republicans ...
          1. Azim77
            Azim77 27 May 2020 11: 30 New
            +9
            Heh. This is the point that pragmatist (and in business he is just like he would not look extravagant in politics) Trump from this business does not go into his pocket. And he will not protect the business of the Democrats.
      2. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 27 May 2020 10: 56 New
        +7
        Terrorism in Afghanistan defeated?
        No, it’s just that opium production is already set up, so that the main technologists can return home
      3. Charik
        Charik 27 May 2020 15: 23 New
        0
        Production and marketing has been established — part of Russia has been exhausted — you can dump it — let private owners continue to muddle
      4. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 27 May 2020 16: 00 New
        +5
        Quote: Insurgent
        And why is it that they "suddenly cooled off" to the "fight against terrorism", under the guise of which they invaded Afghanistan? Terrorism in Afghanistan defeated?
        There is no escape from the invasion, the army is eating the American taxpayer’s money as if into a rage, the territory controlled by the Taliban is constantly expanding, the puppet government has learned to only cut the allocated money and snatch slaps, some of which go to the mattresses, and most importantly, the lack of prospects for victory. Therefore, the sand-stone biathletes decided to go skiing and bring down to the ranch.
        Quote: Insurgent
        "The Moor has done his job, the Moor can leave?"

        Not shmog, but can leave yes
      5. Ros 56
        Ros 56 27 May 2020 17: 29 New
        +1
        Do not confuse sour with solid, striped and there are the main terrorists in the world, is it really not clear?
    2. forest1
      forest1 27 May 2020 09: 50 New
      +7
      I have not yet met a single country and not a single commander who would say: "We are bringing in our troops there and there in order to withdraw them."
    3. Valery Valery
      Valery Valery 27 May 2020 09: 50 New
      10
      Trump is a talker and hollow.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 27 May 2020 09: 54 New
        +9
        Quote: Valery Valery
        Trump is a talker and hollow.

        They seriously intend to switch to strengthening their positions in Syria, and Afghanistan, as it is no longer needed, hindering ballast, needs to be reset.

        It is too expensive "to be everywhere", but in fact - nowhere ...
        1. l7yzo
          l7yzo 27 May 2020 11: 09 New
          +1
          So who will understand the troops are withdrawn or led ??? Against the background of the last clash between India and China on the border in the Gallowen River Valley (Galvan, Galwan) and the withdrawal of the entire US fleet into the sea, the location of our aircraft in the vast Siberia - I think this is the same. There is not a feeble deployment of troops and taking up positions.
      2. kjhg
        kjhg 27 May 2020 10: 14 New
        +6
        Quote: Valery Valery
        Trump is a talker and hollow.

        Forgot to add that he is stupid and ambitious. If you were in his place, you would be the standard of decency, honor and wisdom. Oh, the Americans were not lucky that you were not born in the states and did not become their president.
      3. Catholic
        Catholic 27 May 2020 17: 40 New
        19
        Quote: Valery Valery
        Trump is a talker and hollow.

        They have all presidents and all politicians.
        1. Rokambol
          Rokambol 27 May 2020 23: 44 New
          +5
          Quote: Catholic
          Quote: Valery Valery
          Trump is a talker and hollow.

          They have all presidents and all politicians.

          And the most important talkers and idle tales they have is the media. yes
    4. vkl.47
      vkl.47 27 May 2020 10: 05 New
      +7
      Donnie forgot to add that 19 years old heroes are being pushed from Afghanistan to Europe and Russia.
      1. kjhg
        kjhg 27 May 2020 10: 20 New
        +4
        Quote: vkl.47
        Donnie forgot to add that 19 years old heroes are being pushed from Afghanistan to Europe and Russia.

        And what, is this bad for the Americans? By this they: firstly, beat back part of the very large expenses for the maintenance of the military contingent in this country; secondly, they do not deprive the local population of almost the only opportunity to obtain means of subsistence, thereby reducing their hostility to themselves; thirdly, weaken Russia and the countries of Europe. For them, this is one plus.
      2. Altona
        Altona 27 May 2020 10: 27 New
        +6
        Quote: vkl.47
        Donnie forgot to add that 19 years old heroes are being pushed from Afghanistan to Europe and Russia.

        --------------
        And the USA is also flooding Afghanistan with drugs, plus it also contributes to wild corruption related to drugs, military equipment, and military insurance.
      3. Rokambol
        Rokambol 27 May 2020 23: 46 New
        +7
        Quote: vkl.47
        For 19 years, gerych have been pushed from Afghanistan to Europe and Russia.

        They push drugs from Afghanistan around the world. They do not care what to make money from.
    5. Ciklop
      Ciklop 27 May 2020 10: 24 New
      +1
      Quote: tihonmarine
      Nobody doubted that. America does not enter its troops in order to withdraw them.

      If they deduce, then their economy is bursting at the seams .. Drug does not even pay for their presence in Afghanistan ..
      And what was the point of their presence in Afghanistan? Soviet, at least something was built and tried to create peace there and social justice.
      1. Rokambol
        Rokambol 27 May 2020 23: 48 New
        +8
        Quote: Ciklop
        And what was the point of their presence in Afghanistan?

        Drug control.
        Quote: Ciklop
        If they deduce, then their economy is bursting at the seams

        While they are not leaving Afghanistan anywhere. While they have a normal chatter.
  2. demo
    demo 27 May 2020 09: 39 New
    +6
    During the briefing, the US president again touched on the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. According to Donald Trump, "American troops in Afghanistan are already 19 years old, and that’s enough."
    Enough for what?
    What goals were set and which ones were achieved?
    If none have been achieved or not significant, then there are two options for the development of events:
    - go home immediately;
    -Leave indefinitely.
    And the chatter on the "free topic" - we want to leave, we want to come - this is not the speech of the President of the United States, but the speech of a tramp from the gateway who occupied the passage to the courtyard.
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 27 May 2020 09: 41 New
      +9
      Quote: demo
      - go home immediately;
      - stay indefinitely

      I bring the third option!
      Take a break to hell.
      1. abrakadabre
        abrakadabre 27 May 2020 09: 59 New
        +2
        I bring the third option!
        Take a break to hell.
        Option Four: accept Islam and assimilate.
        1. novel66
          novel66 27 May 2020 10: 16 New
          +7
          but this

          for Islam is a very strict religion, and their Protestant ethics, on the contrary, will not be used to it
          1. abrakadabre
            abrakadabre 27 May 2020 10: 24 New
            0
            Islam is a very strict religion, and their Protestant ethics, on the contrary, are unaccustomed to
            They will not really approve of the third perspective - take a break. To this, as you said, "they will be unaccustomed." And the Taliban will definitely test them for LGBT-ness.
            1. novel66
              novel66 27 May 2020 10: 24 New
              +4
              interesting to see the tests ..
              1. abrakadabre
                abrakadabre 27 May 2020 18: 08 New
                0
                interesting to see the tests ..
                Given the general savagery and chronic brutality of the Taliban, they have enough imagination to do anything with fiction.
                1. novel66
                  novel66 27 May 2020 18: 11 New
                  0
                  perfectly!! I am for! Let them test everyone without exception!
            2. Vladimir_2U
              Vladimir_2U 27 May 2020 10: 51 New
              +2
              Quote: abrakadabre
              And the Taliban will definitely test them for LGBT

              Bachabosis is a very ambiguous term and comes from Afghanistan, so it's not so simple with LGBT people. laughing
              1. abrakadabre
                abrakadabre 27 May 2020 18: 00 New
                0
                Bachabosis is a very ambiguous term and comes from Afghanistan, so it's not so simple with LGBT people. laughing
                I don't know much about varieties <...>. So, at the level of well-known concepts wassat But there they care.
                1. Vladimir_2U
                  Vladimir_2U 28 May 2020 02: 56 New
                  +1
                  And you don’t have to figure it out, it's just enough to be interested in Afghanistan, and at a low level.
      2. demo
        demo 27 May 2020 12: 23 New
        +2
        The third option is a natural continuation of the second.
      3. Rokambol
        Rokambol 27 May 2020 23: 51 New
        +3
        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        I bring the third option!
        Take a break to hell.

        Great option good
    2. kjhg
      kjhg 27 May 2020 10: 34 New
      0
      Quote: demo
      What goals were set and which ones were achieved?

      The Anaconda plan implies the establishment in the countries adjacent to the main geopolitical opponents of America, Russia and China, of regimes loyal to the states and hostile to these two countries, with the subsequent deployment of American military forces on their territory.
  3. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 27 May 2020 09: 43 New
    +5
    According to Donald Trump, "American troops in Afghanistan are already 19 years old, and that’s enough."

    And in Germany - 75 years. And that is not enough! wassat
    1. novel66
      novel66 27 May 2020 10: 17 New
      +4
      yes sobsssno and in Japan
      1. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 27 May 2020 11: 59 New
        +1
        Quote: novel xnumx
        yes sobsssno and in Japan

        It will not be enough! wassat
        1. novel66
          novel66 27 May 2020 13: 10 New
          0
          Korea. years 60
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 27 May 2020 09: 46 New
    +1
    Chatter about anything ... what they - I want to introduce, I want to derive this and so everyone knows.
    1. Ciklop
      Ciklop 27 May 2020 10: 31 New
      -1
      Quote: rocket757
      Chatter about anything ... what they - I want to introduce, I want to derive this and so everyone knows.

      Looks like the poppy crop fell sharply, so it makes no sense to keep the guards there
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 27 May 2020 10: 42 New
        +1
        It's hard to say ... that's not the topic, I'm not interested.
        1. Ciklop
          Ciklop 27 May 2020 11: 26 New
          0
          Quote: rocket757
          It's hard to say ... that's not the topic, I'm not interested.

          But in vain Victor! US bases are not there for nothing, they control the traffic of cheap heroin to our country .. Now it’s kind of blocked, and in the 90s there was a nightmare. They also wanted to put out this country, remember how the Anglo-Saxons lowered China when they brought cheap opium into the country and simply robbed ..
          Old template!
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 27 May 2020 11: 33 New
            +1
            Quote: Ciklop
            But in vain Victor!

            No, about the "white" in the course, as well as about the work of striped "agronomists" too .... just in which direction the entot byznes rolled, I don't care. If we can, it should be equalized to zero, especially when they are trying to send it to us! But further, on the topic, those who SHOULD work.
            1. Ciklop
              Ciklop 27 May 2020 13: 56 New
              +1
              Quote: rocket757
              But further, on a subject, those who SHOULD work.

              Got it ... hi
  5. Junior Private
    Junior Private 27 May 2020 09: 53 New
    +3
    Totally never get out. Afghanistan is not only well geographically located, drugs are a very serious business.
    1. Darkspy
      Darkspy 27 May 2020 10: 38 New
      +1
      In Afghanistan, the light did not converge, there are more of their narcotics there than elsewhere. There is narcotics closer to the USA, in Colombia, for example, the same gyrych, plus coke, which is not in Afghanistan
      1. Junior Private
        Junior Private 27 May 2020 11: 11 New
        0
        From Colombia, drugs are not particularly transported to the EU, they have a different sales market. And from Afghanistan, a logistics chain with the US military transport aviation has been debugged. Substances without any "customs" are delivered to NATO bases, after which they are transported throughout Europe. Colombia cannot boast of such a scale.
  6. knn54
    knn54 27 May 2020 09: 56 New
    +3
    TRUE US interests-
    - affirmation of its long-term military presence in Afghanistan.
    - opposition to Iran, the influence of Russia in the region, the prevention of Chinese projects.
    From the Taliban they want ONE-preservation of their airbases. T.E. to continue to exert influence / pressure on the region.
    1. novel66
      novel66 27 May 2020 10: 18 New
      +1
      and a small chesheft of the CIAshnikov in the form of drugs
    2. +5
      +5 27 May 2020 15: 48 New
      0
      Type control, or rather ownership, how much is there, half ??? world production and traffic of heroin, so-so no one needs :)))
  7. evgen1221
    evgen1221 27 May 2020 09: 56 New
    +1
    600 were released from prisons, apparently they recruited a new meat.
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 27 May 2020 10: 03 New
    +1
    This Merikatos exhaust pipe grinds to the tongue. As easily speaks of the withdrawal of troops, and with the same ease says, and the opposite. He has no faith in anything.
  9. Vitaly Tsymbal
    Vitaly Tsymbal 27 May 2020 10: 39 New
    0
    Let the Americans stay in Afghanistan longer ... the longer they are there, the fewer "friends" they have. And dissatisfaction with the amers, even with their "quiet presence", is growing, and not only from the propaganda of the Taliban, who will never be able to unite Afghanistan and end the civil war, but also from the increasing influence of China with its dream of the Great Silk Road ...
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 27 May 2020 10: 51 New
    +1
    I do not set a goal to withdraw troops by a certain date. We will do this as soon as we consider that it will now be so reasonable.
    Before the election, we’ll also hear not such statements. The Americans want to leave beautifully, but you won’t be able to get around. Even NATO allies understand that the United States has lost militarily here too. But they managed to conclude an agreement with the Taliban, with whom they came to fight 19 years ago (not one major victory), to protect themselves and poppy plantations, to get good on drugs, etc.
  11. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 27 May 2020 11: 10 New
    +2
    "Bad", the USSR built schools, houses, roads, hospitals in Afghanistan, supplied agricultural equipment, fertilizers, so that they could grow less rubbish, but did a lot of good things, but these, what? They drove the country even more into chaos.
  12. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 27 May 2020 11: 18 New
    0
    troops can be entered quickly ... withdraw without losing face, not just and not quickly ...
  13. Kibl
    Kibl 27 May 2020 12: 38 New
    +1
    Nah! How is it to leave, what will the staff of the Ramstein airbase do then. This is the main hub for transshipment of Afghan heroin in the world. Nah, it won’t work, the people will be left without work. Niiiiiyayaya !!!!
  14. Dysindich
    Dysindich 29 May 2020 08: 22 New
    0
    Quote: Azim77
    Quote: Insurgent
    And why is it that they "suddenly cooled off" to the "fight against terrorism", under the guise of which they invaded Afghanistan?

    For Trump, there is no business or income there. It was important for the democrats to carry "democracy". Note that where the Democrats' "accomplishments and goals" were, Republicans have little interest.

    Apparently, the whole truth about the huge deposits of heroin and the vastness of the opium fields was hidden from him ... A merchant would never have escaped such natural riches ... (more, there is nothing there). According to Trump's rhetoric, it is completely unclear what they are doing there, what tasks they set themselves and what goals they achieved. (besides the fact that they proved that in the absence of a similar opposition on the part of Russia, they lost more people than at the time of the USSR, the military inefficiency of which they so persistently propagated).