Humint Events Online: The Forever War

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Forever War

US troops may stay in Afghanistan until 2024:
America and Afghanistan are close to signing a strategic pact which would allow thousands of United States troops to remain in the country until at least 2024, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

By Ben Farmer, Kabul

10:33PM BST 19 Aug 2011

The agreement would allow not only military trainers to stay to build up the Afghan army and police, but also American special forces soldiers and air power to remain.

The prospect of such a deal has already been met with anger among Afghanistan’s neighbours including, publicly, Iran and, privately, Pakistan.

It also risks being rejected by the Taliban and derailing any attempt to coax them to the negotiating table, according to one senior member of Hamid Karzai’s peace council.
Note the time posted.

Please protest this bullshit.


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