Off To Afghanistan
- More troops are off to the 3rd world shit-hole of Afghanistan and idiots like VP Mike Pence claim victory is closer than ever.
- Call me a "crazy blogger" (which I am) but we have 14,000 troops in Afghanistan. With 252,072 sq. miles Afghanistan is larger than Nazi Germany with 244,706 sq. miles. Might I note it took millions of troops to beat down the Nazis. 14,000 troops? What a public relations joke.
- Personally I don't give a fuck who controls Afghanistan. Take those 14,000 troops and put them on the Mexican border.
(Stars and Stripes) - Two combat brigades from Fort Carson will deploy to Afghanistan early next year, the Army announced Thursday, describing the deployments as regular troop rotations.
The 4th Infantry Division’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team will leave the Colorado Army post in the spring for nine month tours in the country where U.S. forces have been at war for more than 16 years, according to the Army.
Senior U.S. defense officials have said some American troops will operate closer to the front lines in 2018 and assume greater risk as they advise Afghan forces expected to conduct simultaneous offensive operations across the nation designed to drive the Taliban toward peace negotiations.
The U.S. military’s primary role in Afghanistan is training, advising and assisting Afghan forces, however American troops also carry out some counterterrorism operations against groups including Islamic State and al-Qaida.
The Pentagon publicly acknowledges having about 14,000 troops operating in Afghanistan, an increase of about 3,000 since summer.
Vice President Mike Pence said last week, when he made a surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan.
“The results are really beginning to become evident around the country,” Pence said after meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Wishing the US troops a merry Christmas, he assured them the that Trump’s new “fight-to-win strategy” for Afghanistan was “bearing fruit.”
“I believe victory is closer than ever before,” Pence said.