United States war in Afghanistan, forever?


This video from Switzerland says about itself:

#NotATarget: Geneva event commemorating the Kunduz hospital tragedy [in Afghanistan] one year on

4 October 2016

Hospitals are being bombed in war zones. This is unacceptable. Would we care more if it happened here?

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

US to stay in Afghanistan ‘for years’, says Carter

Saturday 10th December 2016

US DEFENCE Secretary Ashton Carter insisted yesterday that Washington’s forces would stay in Afghanistan for years to come despite the presidential election victory of isolationist Donald Trump.

In a joint appearance in Kabul with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Mr Carter said the US could not afford to pull out of the country after more than 15 years of involvement, the deaths of more than 2,200 US troops and the spending of hundreds of billions of dollars.

Outgoing US President Barack Obama promised to end the war in his 2008 election campaign.

The US has about 10,000 troops in Afghanistan, ostensibly to train Afghan forces fighting resurgent Taliban rebels who are on the verge of controlling a third of the country.

There are also US special operations forces

General John Nicholson, the top US commander in Afghanistan, claimed that “the fundamental logic” of the occupation was sound.

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