Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Because it worked so well before
The dull, slow witted military establishment is asking The Tangerine Shitgibbon to give them one of the two solutions that occur to the military mind when previous use of the other solution didn't work. That means this year the military will ask for more troops in Shitholeistan.
Seeking to end a stalemate with the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Pentagon has drafted proposals for a slight increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, as well as expanded authorities to help Afghan security forces fight the group, according to a U.S. official.If this doesn't work, next year the military will go back to the other solution, dropping bombs on everything that moves.
President Trump will have to decide on the proposals, likely in advance of an upcoming NATO meeting.
The proposals are the result of a comprehensive administration review of the U.S. strategy for Afghanistan, where the United States now has 8,400 troops.
More than 2,000 of them are involved in a counterterrorism mission against ISIS and al-Qaeda, but the majority are part of a NATO mission that trains, advises and assists Afghan security forces in their fight against the Taliban insurgency.
There are also an additional 5,000 forces from NATO countries assisting with the mission.
When asked in February to describe the fight against Taliban forces, Army Gen. John Nicholson told a congressional panel, "I believe we're in a stalemate.”
Nicholson also told the Senate Armed Services Committee he needed more troops from the United States or NATO countries to train, advise and assist the mission. “We have a shortfall of a few thousand,” he said.
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