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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan in the bloodiest day of fighting since the government and the armed group began peace talks in Qatar more than a week ago.

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Don't worry. Biden is going to surge troops there and stabilize our permanent occupation.

#1 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-09-22 09:47 AM | Reply

Didn't Jared take a victory lap for this already?

Surely a Noble is in his future.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-09-22 11:59 AM | Reply

Oh, and the US pressured the Afghanis to release 400 terrorists that attacked and killed US soldiers to facilitate this "deal"

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-09-22 12:04 PM | Reply

Biden is going to surge troops there and stabilize our permanent occupation.

#1 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

You probably should not try and explain someone's position on something if you have no idea what it is. Unless you are trying to purposely mislead people.

Is that your plan?

Biden's plan is on his website and available to you. Always has been pretty much the same. Though the situation is complicated as usual. Biden had argued instead for a small counterterrorist force focused on preventing al-Qaida from regaining its foothold in Afghanistan. That option became known in national security circles as "CT-lite."

To judge from his campaign website, Biden's approach to Afghanistan has changed little since he argued for the CT-lite option in 2009. "Biden will end the forever wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East, which have cost us untold blood and treasure," reads the brief reference to Afghanistan on the website. "As he has long argued, Biden will bring the vast majority of our troops home from Afghanistan and narrowly focus our mission on Al-Qaeda and ISIS."

Based on the former vice president's previous statements and policy positions, a Biden administration would likely conclude that it would be a mistake to completely withdraw from Afghanistan.

Instead, a Biden team might look closely at "a heavy focus on diplomatic negotiations and a relatively small military presence that is geared toward counterterrorism operations"

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-22 12:33 PM | Reply

There's so much -------- in that it takes too long to unpack. It has "end the forever war" and "mistake to completely withdraw from Afghanistan". The reality of that is: Fighting ISIS in Afghanistan means more US special forces shipped to the Eastern provinces. Al-Qaeda members are in the Taliban, and members of the Taliban are in Al-Qaeda, and Al-Qaeda is the mediator between militant groups but do the work in Pakistan, which requires a surge of special forces to cross the border and take the fight to tribal areas which Pakistan couldn't hold either. That requires another surge of logistics to build a base network to project that power.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-09-22 12:43 PM | Reply

What the hell was that base in the middle of nowhere called last time? Restrepo. If you were talking to a recruiter at the time they had you watch the documentary so you had an accurate view of war in Afghanistan from the US troops perspective.

For Biden's plan to have legs you need a lot more Restrepos.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-09-22 12:44 PM | Reply

5,6

Blah blah blah

So you didn't know Biden's plan. And his plan was very similar to Trumps. Just admit it.

But the bottom line is. Biden has a plan. And his plan is to reduce troop levels and increase anti terrorist activities regardless of how it is accomplished.

Not "surge" them and make our "occupation" permanent as you tried to propagandize.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-22 12:57 PM | Reply

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