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originally posted by: ElGoobero
I read somewhere, nobody has ever been able to fully pacify Afghanistan. Not the Persians, not the Romans, not the Brits.
hill people that do their own thing. sort of West Virginia on steroids.
are they still funded by selling poppy / opium I wonder?
Vietnam lasted for what, 3-4 years?
originally posted by: namehere
a reply to: ElGoobero
that just isn't true, the mongols and British had no problem subjugating them and rome never got past persia to even reach afghanistan, but macedon under alexander beat them, pushed all the way to india before turning back.
originally posted by: gortex
originally posted by: xuenchen
Since last Nov 3rd 💡
Except the decision to withdraw from Afghanistan was Trump's , Biden is continuing what Trump started.
originally posted by: Spacespider
Biden said US are supplying the locals with weapons, food and wages, but they need motivation to fight back.
I think they need help, I believe someone else is supporting the Taliban.. the question is who.
Could US play both sides ? or do we have second player.
Does that mean the Taliban are just getting US weapons without a fight?
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban have showed off containers full of weapons and military hardware seized from the Afghan military as American forces withdraw from the country and the militants march across the country.
The weaponry includes 900 guns, 30 light tactical vehicles and 20 army pickup trucks, according to NBC News' U.K. partner Sky News, which was granted access to the Sultan Khil military base in the Wardak province close to the Afghan capital, Kabul.
Taliban parade new weapons seized from Afghan military as U.S. withdraws
The confirmed vehicle losses notably include:
270 Ford Ranger light trucks
141 Navistar International 7000 medium trucks
329 M1151 and cargo-bed configured M1152 Humvees.
These variants feature enhanced armor protection and more powerful engines.
21 Oshkosh ATV mine-resistant armor-protected vehicles
For context, in 2018 the Afghanistan’s’ armed forces reportedly operated 26,000 vehicles including 13,000 Humvees of various marks, while Mitzer writes that a total of 25,000 Humvees have been transferred to Afghanistan by 2021. During periods of intensified fighting, the Afghan government typically lost 100 Humvees a week.
One Month, 700 Trucks: Afghanistan’s U.S. Military Vehicles Fall Into Taliban Hands
The US and the Taliban have signed an "agreement for bringing peace" to Afghanistan after more than 18 years of conflict.
The US and Nato allies have agreed to withdraw all troops within 14 months if the militants uphold the deal.
President Trump said it had been a "long and hard journey" in Afghanistan. "It's time after all these years to bring our people back home," he said.
Talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban are due to follow.
Under the agreement, the militants also agreed not to allow al-Qaeda or any other extremist group to operate in the areas they control.