U.S. military plans to reduce troops in Iraq a lot more troops to Afghanistan
Data for: fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan, U.S. troops
BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Conway told the Associated Press 8 at the time said the Defense Department’s leaders now have gradually formed a unified opinion, may be a lot more troops to Afghanistan next year spring. The western troops in Iraq will be gradually reduced.
Conway said in an interview, scheduled to go to Iraq next spring, some Marines forces have begun to Afghanistan for training. To this end, he and Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been engaged in a dialogue to discuss the Marine Corps policy focus from Iraq to Afghanistan’s problems, and that “the Pentagon would not object to the idea.” He said, slightly shifted to Afghanistan, the Marine Corps will play a greater role than in Iraq. 22000 about to leave Iraq’s Anbar province, soldiers should be able to Afghanistan, the need to intensify training.
a month ago, Bill Gates, who also expressed doubts about troops in Afghanistan. Conway said at the time, the reason they oppose because of timing. But in an interview Monday, he is already confident: “As time goes by, people gradually understand that we do not want to take over Afghanistan now officially been recognized: the Marine Corps as a long-range strike force, is more suitable in Afghanistan task. “Pentagon Press Secretary Gates is now Morrill also suggests a positive view on the matter:” Ministers have understood the idea of ??the Marine Corps, and now the war situation in Afghanistan than in Iraq’s serious … … but have not received formal (transfer) request. “
Monday, an international think tank,” International Security and Development Council, “released a report that a terrorist organization in Afghanistan, the Taliban are now 3/4 of the area frequent activities. Taliban activities in Afghanistan range from 1 year ago 54% of the region, increased to 72% of the country now. Reported that a number of towns in southern Afghanistan, the Taliban have mastered the “fact management” and began to penetrate the west and north, forces even to the north of the capital Kabul.
this end, the U.S. supreme commander in Afghanistan, David General Mike Keenan said he needs about 20,000 more troops, including a combat brigades and thousands of support troops. Currently, Gates has not given instructions on additional problems, but analysts think it will soon be through application. Since then, the military leadership will need to determine which troops were sent to Afghanistan. It is reported that the United States Navy Marine forces were training in California, training for Iraq and Afghanistan, including the contents.