U.S. to resume training the Georgian army to help them prepare for Afghanistan
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WASHINGTON, August 14 (Xinhua reporter Wang Wei Yang Riverside) 14, according to U.S. media reports, the U.S. military will resume training the Georgian army to help the military prepare to participate in cell military operations in Afghanistan.
“New York Times” quoted the same day U.S. Defense Department officials reported that the training program is scheduled to begin September 1, the first U.S. Marine Corps Training and Advisory Group will be 16 or 17 arrived in Georgia. In the ensuing six months, the number of U.S. military training personnel will remain at between 10 to 69.
Defense Department officials said the training program is designed to help understand how the Georgian army with Zhu’a U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan to carry out joint operations, not to strengthen Georgia’s internal defense capabilities. In addition, the U.S. Department of Defense has informed the matter to the Russian side, while the Georgian side will not move as the U.S. military confrontation with Russia.
the Georgian government had promised to send to Afghanistan in the spring of next year a battalion of about 750 people.
According to reports, the U.S. military last year, also in Georgia to carry out a similar training program to help prepare the Georgian military in Iraq. But tensions between Georgia and Russia at that time, the training program had to be suspended.