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Obama revised the previous decision on the number of US troops in Afghanistan

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Barack Obama said on Wednesday that the minimum bar for the number of US troops in Afghanistan had been raised by him to 8,4 thousand, reports RIA News.

Obama revised the previous decision on the number of US troops in Afghanistan


“Instead of reducing the number of US troops (in Afghanistan) to 5,5 thousand people, the United States will support their number as a part of 8,4 thousands of people before the beginning of 2017 year, that is, until the end of the term of office of my administration”,
said the president at the White House.

Now in Afghanistan there are 9,8 thousand American servicemen.

“I firmly believe that this decision is the right step for the United States, our partners and the whole world,” he said.

Obama stressed that the decision was made "on the basis of the recommendations (commander of the American contingent and NATO troops in Afghanistan), General John Nicholson, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and head of the committee of chiefs of staff of the US Armed Forces, General Joseph Dunford." The president also mentioned “lengthy consultations with the US Congress, the Afghan government and US partners in the world.”

According to him, at present, the US military is performing in Afghanistan two specific tasks related to the “training of local security forces and the fight against terrorist groups.”
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  1. GYGOLA
    GYGOLA 7 July 2016 11: 21
    +6
    “I firmly believe that this decision is the right step for the United States, our partners and the whole world,” he said.
    the whole world was just waiting with his mouth open, he could not live without this decision.
    1. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall 7 July 2016 11: 24
      +5
      As you can see, the World is divided into three parts: the USA (make decisions), partners (approve the decisions of the USA) and the rest of the world (hawl the decisions of the USA and the approval of partners).
      1. Maksus
        Maksus 7 July 2016 12: 22
        +3
        Didn't the tanned "peacemaker" withdraw the troops from the Taliban Land?
        1. 33 Watcher
          33 Watcher 7 July 2016 12: 36
          +3
          Quote: Maksus
          Didn't the tanned "peacemaker" withdraw the troops from the Taliban Land?

          That was his campaign promise. The presidential term is over, he leaves, and the promise takes back laughing And the Nobel Peace Prize ... Sorry, I can’t, I can’t, I’ve already spent it repeat
          1. electrooleg
            electrooleg 7 July 2016 12: 44
            +2
            Quote: Observer 33

            That was his campaign promise.


            It seemed to me, or after Obama’s ears, did Obama’s ears protrude even more in the photo? laughing
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        2. Amurets
          Amurets 7 July 2016 14: 06
          +1
          Quote: Maksus
          Didn't the tanned "peacemaker" withdraw the troops from the Taliban Land?

          I don’t understand? And who will hemp and poppy fields be protected? The Taliban will destroy these fields. And these are the Americans who remain the guards of the guard, and the teachers of the guards.
  2. Stas57
    Stas57 7 July 2016 11: 22
    +2


    Moscow. July 7. INTERFAX.RU - The aircraft of the American Air Force, which supported the Syrian rebels during the offensive against the militants of the "Islamic State" (prohibited in the Russian Federation), were transferred to another mission in Iraq during the battle, as a result of which the battle was lost. reports The Washington Post.

    The incident took place on June 28th. US military aircraft were supposed to cover the insurgents trained by the Pentagon during the attack on IS militants in the Syrian city of Abu Kemal, but in the middle of the operation, the pilots were ordered to leave Syria and head for the Iraqi city of Fallujah. The American command decided that the column of militants that moved out of this city after it was repulsed by the Iraqi army was a higher priority and "strategic target." As a result of this attack, hundreds of ISIS members and dozens of their vehicles were destroyed.

    However, left without American air support, the "New Syrian Army" suffered a major defeat, which, according to the newspaper, called into question the ability of the United States and the coalition led by them to create a Syrian force capable of opposing IS. In addition, as noted by The Washington Post, the question arises whether the allies have enough resources to fight the militants if they have to transfer forces during such military operations.

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    the most important thing is to choose a reliable partner)))
  3. koksalek
    koksalek 7 July 2016 11: 35
    +4
    "the American military performs two specific tasks in Afghanistan" yes, yes, they produce drugs and protect it from encroachments, two main tasks
  4. Holsten
    Holsten 7 July 2016 11: 39
    +2
    "I firmly believe that this decision is the right step."
    So once again he is firmly convinced, but his confidence is invariably solid and when changing course by 180 degrees.
    The polygamist boasts: I never betray myself.
  5. iliya87
    iliya87 7 July 2016 11: 43
    +1
    “Training local security forces and combating terrorist groups”
    Training terrorists and overseeing the drug trade
  6. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 7 July 2016 11: 46
    +1
    The US military is carrying out two specific missions in Afghanistan related to “training local security forces and fighting terrorist groups.”

    It is interesting, but do the military themselves know about these tasks, in addition to those that they perform, or at least have not yet been given them?
  7. Bulrumeb
    Bulrumeb 7 July 2016 11: 56
    +1
    Instead of reducing the number of American troops (in Afghanistan) to 5,5 thousand people, the United States will support their number of 8,4 thousand people until the beginning of 2017, that is, until the end of the term of office of my administration, ”


    To protect poppy plantations is not enough?
  8. ksv36
    ksv36 7 July 2016 12: 03
    +1
    "... the US military currently has two specific missions in Afghanistan ..."

    1. Supervision of opium poppy plantations.
    2. Shipment and dispatch of raw materials worldwide.

    Excavators they bombed there for a long time. Yes, and they were not there. They have nothing more to do in Afghanistan.
  9. knn54
    knn54 7 July 2016 12: 07
    +2
    In the immediate vicinity of Afghanistan are the main world centers of oil and gas production (Persian Gulf, Caspian basin and Central Asia), and transportation routes. That is, there is a formation in the Greater Middle East of its own large gas station. Someone needs to protect her. In addition (again, due to its geographic location) it is a giant land carrier. They will reach their goals from the Urals to the PRC, Iran and INDIA.
    And all supposedly anti-terrorist acts serve only to justify NATO and create a real threat to the Russian Federation (first of all). So there will be more and more Yankees in Afghanistan. It’s time for the Russian military and diplomats to really assess the situation
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 July 2016 12: 36
    +2
    This man, if you can call him that, decided ...
    Obama revised the previous decision on the number of US troops in Afghanistan

    Naturally, it is better to fight with foreign soldiers than with your own. America over the past 2 (two) world war has only grown in dividends. And for the second MV, she herself declared herself the main winner. Due to what he is trying to skim the political cream now.
  11. aszzz888
    aszzz888 7 July 2016 13: 18
    +1
    The US military is carrying out two specific missions in Afghanistan related to “training local security forces and fighting terrorist groups.”

    Poke opium and transit it with its sides.
  12. Forest
    Forest 7 July 2016 13: 32
    +1
    He promised to withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan to 2008 - as a result he withdrew and introduces again. So also Syria, and Libya, and in Yemen, special forces landed. But the Nobel Peace, yes.
  13. sinoptic
    sinoptic 7 July 2016 15: 51
    0
    Well, the soldiers are sitting there, and what are they doing there? Can anyone tell?
    I have one feeling that they go there just to fight off the Taliban?

    All the Taliban have already climbed out of the holes, and they are all sitting at the bases, fighting back.
    Somehow this is not normal, it smacks of some sort of masochism.