The Pentagon: In Afghanistan, there are about 11 thousand American soldiers

In Afghanistan, there are about 11 thousand American troops. On 30 August, reported the press Secretary of the Ministry of defense of the United States Dana white. Her briefing was broadcast on the website of the Pentagon.

As noted by Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, during the administration of President Barack Obama, the Pentagon declared that in the country are not more than 8.4 thousand American military.

«It’s not the increase in troops, but rather attempt a more transparent approach to the estimation of the strength of the US military,» said the Pentagon spokesman.

While white refused to provide similar data on Iraq and Syria.

In 2001, the United States together with its allies began in Afghanistan operation against the Taliban, the reason for which was inspired by the terrorist attacks in America on 11 September. At the end of 2014 from Afghanistan have pushed most foreign troops. In this regard, the Taliban have stepped up attacks.

In August 2017 the Fox News channel reported that the President of the United States Donald trump signed a new strategy for Afghanistan. It was noted that there will add 4 thousand American troops.

The White house said that a quick withdrawal of US army from Afghanistan will create a vacuum that the terrorists «will instantly fill it.» He also said that the United States should seek «an honorable and lasting outcome» of the operation, and stressed that Pakistan and India should help to resolve the conflict.

In response, the Taliban demanded that trump to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.




The Pentagon: In Afghanistan, there are about 11 thousand American soldiers 31.08.2017

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