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Pentagon: despite the increase in losses, the Afghan army is achieving good results

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Pentagon deputy head Christine Wormut said that, despite the increase in losses (by 60% compared to last year), the Afghan army was successful in fighting the Taliban. Losses are caused by more active actions of the armed forces.

Pentagon: despite the increase in losses, the Afghan army is achieving good results


"These losses are growing ... because the Afghan security forces are increasing the pace of their operations - they are doing more, and they are fighting the enemy," the newspaper said. Look.

“They (the Taliban) are being hit more than last year, they are not able to achieve their strategic and operational goals. They claim that they are fighting with foreign forces in Afghanistan, but these statements sound more and more unfounded as the Afghan security forces themselves do more and take responsibility for defense, and the contribution of the coalition becomes smaller, ”she said.

Wormuth also noted Pakistan’s assistance, “which puts pressure on the Taliban on its side of the border, which prevents extremists from feeling as safe in their shelters as they used to.”

Nevertheless, according to the deputy minister, “as the coalition forces led by the United States from Afghanistan were withdrawn, the Taliban intensified attacks aimed at harming innocent citizens and undermining confidence in the government in Kabul.” She said that in addition to the Taliban, “the attacks are carried out by members of such extremist groups as Al-Qaida, the Islamic State, Haqqani and others.”

Media reports also speak about activating extremists. Yesterday, for example, the BBC transmitted information about a terrorist act committed by a suicide bomber outside a former CPA base in Afghanistan.

"The terrorist who drove a car filled with explosives blew up right outside the checkpoint at the entrance to the Chapman camp in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Sunday evening," the report said. At least 17 people died.

According to the publication, at the base currently located units of the forces of Afghanistan and American instructors.

As the deputy head of the Khost provincial police said, “the bombing on Sunday took the lives of the staff of the Afghan security unit guarding the Chapman camp, as well as the relatives of the soldiers who were waiting for them at the checkpoint.” Foreigners are not injured.

None of the groups has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion.
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  1. Trailer
    Trailer 14 July 2015 14: 06
    +16
    And the rest, a beautiful marquise, all is well, all is well! (with)
    1. Baikonur
      Baikonur 14 July 2015 14: 11
      +6
      They just want to throw Afghanistan! Just like Iraq, leave for a couple of years, then the IG will be sent there, supported, and then they will help the government!
      In short, destroy and pump oil! And heroin, again!
      1. sl22277
        sl22277 14 July 2015 14: 23
        +1
        The name will be changed, ISIS will be renamed into something else. Otherwise, I agree with you.
    2. olafcik
      olafcik 14 July 2015 16: 29
      +1
      Afghanistan puts pressure on the Taliban, Pakistan puts pressure on the Taliban ....... and the Taliban are unclear where they are taking weapons from and hammering everyone .....
      Strange ...........
      1. Vitaly Anisimov
        Vitaly Anisimov 14 July 2015 17: 10
        +3
        I think it’s just the opposite .. Look at Ukraine being praised! Also, despite the increase in losses)))) Oh, striped lying ghouls, the basis of your policy is blood and robbery ... hi
  2. manguest
    manguest 14 July 2015 14: 07
    +4
    They are so eager to shed mattresses from Afghanistan that they will weave every crap about the power and might of local warriors.
    1. amirbek
      amirbek 14 July 2015 14: 17
      +1
      how good is the harvest of GMOs going to be budded ... said one afghan
    2. nikpwolf
      nikpwolf 14 July 2015 14: 21
      +1
      They are so eager to shed mattresses from Afghanistan that they will weave every crap about the power and might of local warriors.

      Yes, they are not going to molt anywhere. They didn’t come for that (strategic position, cut of a waterfall of financing, arms and drugs trade). And poor Afghans are being trained to protect their lives by breastfeeding. And they imitated the legitimacy of what was happening.
  3. kursk87
    kursk87 14 July 2015 14: 08
    +4
    The United States is responsible for the events that take place in Afghanistan. Washington provided support and military assistance to the Taliban in the fight against the Soviet army. It is thanks to the states in the region that radical Islamic groups operate in the creation of which the US CIA directly participated. After all, as you know chaos, this is a well-organized order
  4. GRAY
    GRAY 14 July 2015 14: 12
    +6
    However, coalition forces are also raking quietly.
    The Danish newspaper "Berlingske" reported that the Danish army, during its participation in the hostilities of the ISAF multinational force in Afghanistan, lost six Leopard 2A5DK tanks completely disabled, which now, after the final withdrawal of the Danish contingent, should be taken out of Afghanistan and returned to the manufacturer - a German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). Although the Danes themselves would prefer to leave the disabled tanks in Afghanistan, the end-user certificate signed by the Danish side during the acquisition of Leopard 2 tanks from Germany in 1997 requires the mandatory return of all decommissioned KMW tanks. As a result, Denmark will have to spend a total of 25 million Danish kroner (about $ 3,7 million) on the removal of disabled six tanks from Afghanistan by air, as well as one lost Piranha III armored personnel carrier.

    https://strategyreports.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/συμπεράσματα-από
    -την-ανάπτυξη-των-leopard-2a5-dk-τ /
  5. kil 31
    kil 31 14 July 2015 14: 12
    +1
    “These losses are growing ... as Afghan security forces increase their operations You throw them to the slaughter themselves sit in the green zone. You are planning operations; there is no loss experience in these operations. You don’t even help with aviation. Leave there faster, they will sort things out among themselves, without prompting.
  6. YohanPalych
    YohanPalych 14 July 2015 14: 23
    +13
    Pentagon: despite the increase in losses, the Afghan army is achieving good results ((
    1. Mikelanjelo
      Mikelanjelo 14 July 2015 14: 44
      +3
      Loss growth is a really good result
  7. sir_obs
    sir_obs 14 July 2015 14: 24
    +1
    Somehow, good results do not combine with rising losses.
  8. surovts.valery
    surovts.valery 14 July 2015 14: 34
    +4
    In 1961, the Viet Cong controlled a significant territory of South Vietnam and could block traffic on the country's roads at almost any moment. American military advisers were convinced that a large-scale invasion from the north should be expected, as was the case in Korea, and recommended that Ngo Dinh Diem create a regular army with an extensive command and control system and equip it with heavy weapons and artillery. But such an army was unable to effectively resist the swift attacks of the partisans.
    Another serious problem was the mass flow of weapons into the hands of the Viet Cong, either during the war or through defectors. The rapid weakening of the position of the South Vietnamese government forced the United States to provide him with additional military assistance in 1961, which made it possible to improve the situation temporarily in 1962.

    The same rake as in Afghanistan (now in Urkain).
    From 1965 to 1968, repeated attempts were made to begin peace negotiations, but they were unsuccessful, as were the efforts of international mediators. UN Secretary-General U Thant, after meeting with representatives of North Vietnam in Rangoon (Burma) in March 1967, reported: “Hanoi understands the principle of reciprocity as follows: in South Vietnam, there is a civil war, Hanoi supports one side, the United States supports the other. If the US ceases to help, then Hanoi is ready to do the same. " The United States claimed to protect South Vietnam from external aggression. Three main obstacles stood in the way of the peace talks: 1) Hanoi’s demand that the United States finally and unconditionally stop the bombing of North Vietnam; 2) the refusal of the United States to do so without concessions from North Vietnam; 3) the reluctance of the South Vietnamese government to enter into negotiations with the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam.

    The result of Vietnam is known to everyone, and the rake is always the same, no one has invented a "safe" one (for those who step on them). We are waiting for the outcome of American Afghanistan and American Ukraine.
  9. propolsky
    propolsky 14 July 2015 14: 51
    +3
    There is an ordinary division of the country into "Arlecchino" and "Pierrot", and Karabas leads this theater and plays this play depending on his needs.
  10. Masya masya
    Masya masya 14 July 2015 14: 53
    +6
    Rather, the statements of the United States are unfounded, both about Afghanistan and about Ukraine ... As always, from a bad mind to a healthy one!
  11. Tor5
    Tor5 14 July 2015 14: 53
    +1
    The mare died, the house burned down ....
  12. polite people
    polite people 14 July 2015 15: 20
    +2
    The well-known fact that the US Army is suitable only for the bombing of civilians. Everything. The rest is a bunch of cowards. And no Hollywood can fix this situation.
  13. YohanPalych
    YohanPalych 14 July 2015 15: 53
    +4
    Why does the United States blame everyone for "aggression"?
    Yes, that's why ...
  14. Major Yurik
    Major Yurik 14 July 2015 16: 25
    +2
    The sheriff's Indians don't care about problems! Good Indian - dead Indian! Here is a short list of the attitude of the Yankees to the people, where the hell brought them to introduce "democracy". For 200 years, nothing has changed, except for the names of peoples eating the fruits of "freedom" in mattress. "Chosen" nation, damn it! am
  15. demo
    demo 14 July 2015 17: 06
    +2
    By the logic of the Americans!
    More on 60% of people die - this is because they started to fight.
    What have you been doing there for 10 years?
    Just set up drug supply channels?
  16. Belousov
    Belousov 14 July 2015 18: 09
    0
    Indeed, good results, especially when the losses are not yours, utyrk ... Throwing like cannon fodder on the principle of "succeed / fail", that's all the tactics with the strategy of the Americans.
  17. padded jacket colorado
    padded jacket colorado 14 July 2015 18: 48
    +1
    Strange logic, the more losses the better. And when everyone mows out, it’s absolutely super. The mattresses in their repertoire just to rake the heat with the wrong hands