1,000 U.S. troops deployed to attack the Taliban communications base (Figure)
U.S. military operations in Helmand province, People’s Daily, December 5
power more than 1,000 U.S. Marines from the 4 soldiers with the Afghan army and police under the Taliban’s communication to the base and logistical supply lines to launch a fierce attack. U.S. military helicopters by day and “Osprey” aircraft will be delivered to officers and men of the Taliban-controlled areas to vote (was Valley in Helmand province Nuozha). Last year, the two sides have been in the local fight.
the Taliban in their positions before a large number of mines laid, the first U.S. military engineers deployed a variety of mine-sweeping equipment for the follow-on force to open up a secure channel. Local officials said that this code-named “Cobra angry,” the action began, U.S. and Afghan forces have seized more than 300 pieces of powerful mines and roadside bombs, victories can be described as good.
Nuozha was the valley is the largest town in Helmand province, the Taliban had been under the control of the main opium producing areas, and later in the U.S. continue to fight, the locals continue to flee, where gradually into a notorious “bomb the Valley.” Found in many parts of Afghanistan are Nuozha roadside bomb was assembled within the valley. Future U.S. will also Anan regions of the Taliban offensive.
Earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama said in a speech at West Point, will increase to send 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan. He also announced that the U.S. will be 18 months after the “ready” to fully withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. Because of this “Obama’s new strategy in Afghanistan,” published in Afghanistan from Pakistan last introduced a new strategy is only nine months apart, indicating that the original Abba strategy invalid.
analysts pointed out that the new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan has the following characteristics. One clear after the withdrawal of U.S. troops before the strategic plan. The U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan has reached a total strength of 68,000, the latest plan to send more troops to the local foreign total to nearly 10 million people in the military, close to U.S. forces in Iraq. NATO also will add 7000 troops to Afghanistan.
Second, the U.S. war in Afghanistan made clear goal: to military strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan is no longer the primary purpose, but to clear the border in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the “base” organizations as the main point of departure the nest . Third, the U.S. made it clear that Pakistan and Afghanistan strategy is an integral whole, the two sides form a closer US-Pakistan strategic ally against terrorism.
new strategy will deal with the Taliban to increase the city’s military forces, the security situation in Afghanistan will begin in the middle of next year a significant change. It is reported that some of the new troops to Afghanistan to train Afghan security forces will rest will be sent to the most serious of Taliban activity in southern and eastern Afghanistan, fighting for these areas to provide more security.
U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan have conducted more than eight years of war, not only failed to wipe out the Taliban, but to stimulate the revival of the latter, and even the formation of an international trend. Obama wants to, as long as the U.S. military pressure to give the Taliban enough, and in the next 18 months to train the Afghan government can work independently, you can triumph of American soldiers.
fact, whether Obama or supreme commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Gen. Michael Reese Leo are in the next 18 months to wipe out the Taliban “have no illusions,” but can not guarantee whether the In the year and a half to train a strong Afghan National Army, to replace the United States and NATO to compete with the Taliban. U.S. military operations in Afghanistan in particular, want to get the full cooperation of Pakistan.
the Taliban in Afghanistan for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the plan seems to “not care”, they openly threatened: “The more American troops to Afghanistan, the higher the morale of the local resistance movement, there will be more people to join the Taliban. “However, if the United States asking price is high, can not rule out some” non-mainstream “members of the Taliban to accept the” amnesty “of possibilities.
United States, “Heritage Foundation” has also claimed that Obama’s plans more troops in Afghanistan risk is not small. Among them, the U.S. military will withdraw from Afghanistan in July 2011 may make the “base” organization and the Taliban are convinced: and then hold a year or so, you can “send U.S. troops to leave”, so the other party may create a false peace with the deceive the world. (H Yi Jun)