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US to leave 10,000 troops in Afghanistan past 2014
« on: November 26, 2012, 10:15:09 AM »
http://www.france24.com/en/20121126-10000-us-troops-remain-afghanistan-past-2014-isaf-nato-withdrawal


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US to leave 10,000 troops in Afghanistan past 2014

Some 10,000 US troops will remain in Afghanistan after NATO combat operations end at the end of 2014, US media reports said Sunday. The plan is in line with recommendations from General John Allen, commander of ISAF forces in Afghanistan.
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The administration of President Barack Obama aims to keep around 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan after formal combat operations in that country end in 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported late Sunday.

Citing unnamed senior US officials, the newspaper said the plan was in line with recommendations presented by General John Allen, commander of US and international forces in Afghanistan, who has proposed a force between 6,000 and 15,000 US troops.

This force will conduct training and counterterrorism operations after the NATO mission in Afghanistan formally concludes at the end of 2014, the report said.

About 67,000 US troops are currently deployed in Afghanistan alongside 37,000 coalition troops and 337,000 local soldiers and police that make up the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).

The United States and Afghanistan launched crucial talks on November 15 on the status of US forces remaining in Afghanistan after the NATO withdrawal of combat troops in 2014.

The US has stressed that it is not seeking permanent bases in Afghanistan. It is also considered likely to shy away from a security guarantee, which would require it to come to the nation's assistance against aggressors.

That, however, is seen as one of the targets of Afghan negotiators.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is said to be willing to accept a US troop presence post-2014 as long as his key demands are met.

According to the Journal, his main request is that American forces come under the jurisdiction of Afghan courts.

However, the paper said, some defense analysts outside of the US government believe that the training and counterterrorism mission would require a much larger US presence -- perhaps as many as 30,000 troops.

(AFP)

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Re: US to leave 10,000 troops in Afghanistan past 2014
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 07:55:15 PM »


The US has stressed that it is not seeking permanent bases in Afghanistan.

Hah! The same mistake we made in Iraq. Millions spent there, thousands killed, and for what? We just walk out and leave it to the Chinese.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is said to be willing to accept a US troop presence post-2014 as long as his key demands are met.

Karzai is a bi-polar jackass. F*** Karzai. If it weren't for his US national security detachment, he would have been dead meat ages ago.

According to the Journal, his main request is that American forces come under the jurisdiction of Afghan courts.


No freaking way!
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Re: US to leave 10,000 troops in Afghanistan past 2014
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 08:00:21 PM »
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According to the Journal, his main request is that American forces come under the jurisdiction of Afghan courts.

No way in Hell.
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Re: US to leave 10,000 troops in Afghanistan past 2014
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 08:03:04 PM »
No way in Hell.

Allegra - Do you see the same repeated failures that I do?
I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.

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Re: US to leave 10,000 troops in Afghanistan past 2014
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 03:13:15 PM »
Allegra - Do you see the same repeated failures that I do?

I see the strong similarities, yes. 

And the scenario outlined here, with deals being offered to retain troops in Afghanistan is almost identical to how things went down in Iraq in late 2011.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2012, 01:37:27 PM by Allegra »
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