“Endless Afghanistan? US-Afghan agreement would keep troops in place and funds flowing, perhaps indefinitely”By

NBC NEWS

tv-danger-zonejpg-41562747e7bd4f6b

By Richard Engel, Chief Foreign correspondent

KABUL – While many Americans have been led to believe the war in Afghanistan will soon be over, a draft of a key U.S.-Afghan security deal obtained by NBC News shows the United States is prepared to maintain military outposts in Afghanistan for many years to come, and pay to support hundreds of thousands of Afghan security forces.

The wide-ranging document, still unsigned by the United States and Afghanistan, has the potential to commit thousands of American troops to Afghanistan and spend billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars.

The document outlines what appears to be the start of a new, open-ended military commitment in Afghanistan in the name of training and continuing to fight al-Qaeda. The war in Afghanistan doesn’t seem to be ending, but renewed under new, scaled-down U.S.-Afghan terms.

FULL ARTICLE

U.S Army Soldiers cross the Arghandab River to...
U.S Army Soldiers cross the Arghandab River to assist Afghanistan police on a humanitarian mission in Kashani village in Zabul province, Afghanistan, Oct. 9, 2009. The Soldiers are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Specialist Tia P. Sokimson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Advertisements

4 thoughts on ““Endless Afghanistan? US-Afghan agreement would keep troops in place and funds flowing, perhaps indefinitely”By

Comments are closed.