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Pentagon: US has withdrawn from 5 bases in Afghanistan after Taliban agreement
The Hill ^ | 7/14/2020 | Justin Wise

Posted on 07/15/2020 1:05:29 PM PDT by bitt

The Defense Department announced Tuesday that U.S. troops have withdrawn from five military bases and reduced the size of its forces in Afghanistan as part of the agreement reached with the Taliban in February.

Pentagon chief spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement that "U.S. forces in Afghanistan remain in the mid-8,000s and five bases formerly occupied by U.S. forces have been transferred to our Afghan partners."

"We maintain the capabilities and authorities necessary to protect ourselves, our Allies and partners, and US national interests," Hoffman said. "We will continue to execute our counterterrorism mission while simultaneously supporting the 38-nation NATO Resolute Support Train, Advise, Assist mission and Afghan National Defense and Security Forces as they work to secure peace in the country."

The U.S. and the Taliban earlier this year signed a historic deal with the goal of winding down what has become America's longest war. The U.S. agreed to a reduction in troops in exchange for a commitment from the Taliban that Afghanistan will not be used by terrorists to attack the U.S.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; europeanunion; jonathanhoffman; lizcheney; nato; pentagon; taliban; wyoming
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1 posted on 07/15/2020 1:05:29 PM PDT by bitt
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2 posted on 07/15/2020 1:06:00 PM PDT by bitt (Let justice be done though the heavens fall - Fiat justitia ruat caelum)
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Poison their wells, defoliate their crops.
Dynamite every bridge, dam, and power plant.
And leave.


3 posted on 07/15/2020 1:09:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: bitt

Winning.


4 posted on 07/15/2020 1:10:43 PM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: BenLurkin

“Poison their wells, defoliate their crops.
Dynamite every bridge, dam, and power plant.
And leave.”

Afghanistan or DC?


5 posted on 07/15/2020 1:12:52 PM PDT by AppyPappy (How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?)
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To: AppyPappy

“I’m thinking, I’m thinking....”

/Jack Benny


6 posted on 07/15/2020 1:14:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: bitt

Yes, winning. And drying up Brennan’s secret slush fund as well, I’m surmising.


7 posted on 07/15/2020 1:14:42 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: bitt

Drones are at the ready to lower the population of the Taliban Leadership


8 posted on 07/15/2020 1:15:07 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: bitt

“Afghan partners”
.........
here’s the partnership:
...........
their hands, our pockets


9 posted on 07/15/2020 1:18:04 PM PDT by gandalftb
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"the 38-nation NATO Resolute Support Train"

Anyone know if there is a list of what nations these are and how many men each are sending?

There are figures for the coalitions that battled the two wars in Iraq. It would be nice to see one for Afghanistan.

10 posted on 07/15/2020 1:31:22 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
I answered my own question:

Afghanistan Coalition Partners

11 posted on 07/15/2020 1:33:26 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: bitt

If the US will negotiate will the Taliban, then they will negotiate with BLM.


12 posted on 07/15/2020 1:34:50 PM PDT by caver
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Just pulling troops back home for the future unrest..


13 posted on 07/15/2020 1:39:18 PM PDT by DEPcom
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To: bitt

So what exactly did we accomplish?


14 posted on 07/15/2020 1:42:34 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: bitt

Good. If conditions heat up over there again... TS.


15 posted on 07/15/2020 2:02:35 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s funny! Better watch out for black helicopters and big black trucks outside your house.


16 posted on 07/15/2020 2:04:02 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: BenLurkin

Destroy and salt the poppy fields, too.


17 posted on 07/15/2020 2:04:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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Dead and mutilated Americans and $trillions pissed into the sand.


18 posted on 07/15/2020 2:05:30 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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I’m not so sure Trump will get away with it, there is a Whole Lot of Money being made in the Opium trade for our CIA and friends. I can’t see Trump just giving that away back to the Brits unless we still get our cut. And what about the DEA run Labs in Mexico where the raw opium is shipped to be made into Heroin for US Customers, they just going to give that up?? We are Talking Billions and Billions of OFF THE BOOKS CASH Annually.

Sorry, I don’t see it coming to fruition, but it sounds like a good idea.


19 posted on 07/15/2020 2:31:03 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: bitt

SNAFU - Situation Normal — — -—

The US keeps their part of the agreement, but the other party does not. What now!!


20 posted on 07/15/2020 2:43:35 PM PDT by elpadre
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