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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse01 Feb 2019 8:34 p.m. PST

"As US and Taliban officials move closer to reaching a deal during ongoing peace talks, the fate of Afghanistan may soon rest in the hands of its national army soldiers.

The US-led NATO mission shifted its focus towards training these security forces in 2014, drawing back combat troops in an attempt to hand control to the Afghan government.

But the training mission has struggled to recruit and maintain the number of forces the nation will need, and a recent report by the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) notes the strength of the Afghan National Army is at its lowest in four years…."
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When you are losing 850 security forces every month. And who knows how many are severely wounded. Coupled with the loss of U.S. air power that has forced back the Taliban on a number of occasions….It is easy to wonder how the Afghan Army can sustain the war if the coalition leaves….


nickinsomerset02 Feb 2019 12:53 a.m. PST


Tally Ho!

Mkultra9902 Feb 2019 6:59 a.m. PST

who cares… besides the Afghani I guess

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse02 Feb 2019 12:08 p.m. PST



Katzbalger02 Feb 2019 1:05 p.m. PST

Another reason why people may not side with Americans when the US interjects itself into what is essentially a civil war.


Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 3:18 p.m. PST

No more than the Afghan army of the Soviet's puppet government could fight against the Mujahadeen after the Russians left I guess.

Barin104 Feb 2019 4:50 a.m. PST

Actually until SU stopped jet fuel/diesel/ammo supplies to Afghan army they were doing pretty good. When heicopters became grounded, GRADs stopped firing and tanks stopped moving it was over soon – of course, with typical corrruption, treason, tribal wars, blood feuds and all the rest of the nice stuff Afghanistan will always have.
The withdrawal was complete 19.02.89, and the regime holded till 1992.
If US is out of Afghanistan and stop supplies I guess it will be over in less than a year.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse04 Feb 2019 12:32 p.m. PST

Or less…


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