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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 8:33 p.m. PST

…. Deployed To Afghanistan.

"US asks for reinforcements after Taliban resurgence

The UK government is considering doubling the number of troops deployed in Afghanistan in response to a request from Donald Trump for reinforcements in the face of increasing gains by the Taliban.

Britain has about 600 troops in Afghanistan at present, mainly based in Kabul training officers and not engaged in combat. There is also a small contingent of special forces.

The new deployment could see hundreds more return to Afghanistan. The UK withdrew almost all of its combat troops from the country in 2014…"
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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member20 May 2018 12:30 a.m. PST

How many do the rest have there in Afghanistan, including US and China? Is there an updated list anywhere?


Uparmored20 May 2018 3:09 a.m. PST

Australia has 300
USA 12000 soon to be increased to 16000

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member20 May 2018 7:28 a.m. PST

China was about to increase theirs, I think after a few of these stories made news and their presence was no longer a secret:


Anyone else with a significant presence there?

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kabrank22 May 2018 1:12 a.m. PST

Note that UK troops are only to support training and will not be combat active at present

Lion in the Stars22 May 2018 9:43 a.m. PST

Until some disgruntled Afghani shoots at them.

Lots of Blue on Green events in the training centers.

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