Even if you ask some veterans or even some active duty, they may not know “who” is still in Afghanistan. Currently, there are less than 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan who maintain two large bases in Kandahar, the main city in southern Afghanistan, and in Jalalabad, the biggest city in the country’s east. Last October, this “administration” pulled all Marines out of Afghanistan so we wouldn’t keep attacking the “bad guys”. I thought that’s how you win wars, not to this administration. Left behind in Afg were sparse US Army units who’s rules of engagement were so tight, many served their entire deployment sitting on the bases, getting shot at. Pretty lame when you think we were sent there to actually win.
New rules prohibit U.S. and other NATO troops from actively hunting Taliban or other insurgent groups in the country. But if those groups “directly threaten U.S. and coalition forces,” troops “may take appropriate action against those individuals,” according to the Pentagon.
Now, this administration has now sent some Marines back to Afg even though this pres said the war there was over. Wrong! At least to those deploying he’s wrong, many Americans not only forgot we are there fighting but have all but forgot we have troops there.
Your warriors there have such strict rules of engagement that we aren’t taking the fight to the enemy; we are simply treading water, period. It’s not only embarrassing, but it’s very dangerous playing sitting duck for seven months at a time. But then again, many of our current congress members have children there fighting in the service…..not. Instead, we have jack wagons in the US shitting and stomping on the American flag. A direct reflection of this administration. Time for a C-Gar