Close to the Afghan capital, Taliban threatened to beat the U.S. military reinforcements (Figure)
Taliban set up checkpoints
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about 50 kilometers south of Kabul, Wo Dake province, Taliban militants are actively expanding the strength of . Them by setting up roadblocks on rural highways and escort “prisoners” paraded through the streets, set up religious courts and to receive “special war tax” to local residents and many other means of issuing “We’re back,” a strong signal.
since the 2001 ouster by U.S. forces after he had been occupying most of Afghanistan where the Taliban retreated to the mountains Anand Department of reconstruction base, and once into the “underground” activities. Now, thanks to the Afghan government “poor governance, corruption-prone”, the Taliban re-reach the north, and approaching the capital of the south gate Wo Dake province. The Taliban threatened to “beat as did the former Soviet Union beat the U.S. military sent reinforcements.”
the U.S. military, NATO and Afghan government troops in Afghanistan, the lack of adequate long-term presence in all regions, so can not completely wiped out Taliban remnants, A part of the region “Talibanization” of followed the trend is getting worse. To address this problem, the U.S. military has decided before the summer next year, an additional 2-3 million to the local soldiers, and hope that other allies have also taken corresponding measures.
Wo Dake Province, the Taliban has become the “base”
to Wo Dake Province, for example, local residents and tribal elders told The Associated Press Correspondents said that Taliban militants have occupied a number of areas, and captured some of the Afghan government soldiers. Taliban at the local mayor and appointed by the provincial “military commander at all levels”, and even set up by the Taliban religious people act as judge of the court, responsible for handling all kinds of civil disputes and criminal activity.
When night fell, Wo Dake in many parts of the province is dominated Taliban, who drove the truck looked patrol, and punishment according to religious regulations spies and thieves. Afghan police early general do not know where to go hide in a small number of police on duty barely out of the Taliban in order to avoid being attacked, often wear local costumes to act as “undercover.”
this year, Wo Dake province Taliban militants more and more, they forced the local school closed, or only about religion. They also asked the Taliban to the wealthy residents must pay 10% of the “tax”, the poor also need to provide accommodation for the Taliban to “tax deductible.” The Taliban are still local conscription, many adult men “to join the army” a few months to a rest home.
While the Taliban religious tribunals such as hand-cut, public humiliation or even burned at the stake and other barbarous punishments, but many local residents go to court to solve the various problems the Taliban. They sigh, said the Afghan government’s corruption and incompetence is an important reason for this phenomenon. Local officials said the Taliban took advantage of public dissatisfaction and intimidation to take only take the initiative.
Mountain Division will go to Afghanistan, U.S. military operations
January next year, the first U.S. troops arrived in Afghanistan under the 10th Mountain Division’s Third Brigade 3500-4000 officers and men. They are stationed in Afghanistan, a period of 12-18 months. According to U.S. commanders described, to a considerable portion of the troops in Afghanistan is the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. It would appear that the U.S. military in the two “anti-terror front,” the troops will show a “shift” of the situation.
Pentagon said U.S. troops sent to Afghanistan, including about four infantry brigades, an aviation brigade, detection and logistics units, and is responsible for training the Afghan army and police training regiment. The U.S. side hopes and then four or five years, the size of Afghan army will increase from seven million to 13.4 million people, completely change the current impact of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the capital is only limited to the embarrassment.
U.S. troops currently stationed in Afghanistan, 3.2 million horses, as well as from other U.S. allies in the local’s 30,000 soldiers. Among them, the U.S. military, mainly in southeastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border region activities. Although not a large land area of ??Afghanistan, can only rely on these foreign officers and men simply can not ensure lasting peace and stability throughout Afghanistan, an urgent need to deploy a large number of local reinforcements.
the U.S. military will focus on combating the Taliban and the Wo Dake Luo Gar stronghold, and in the local reconstruction work to help win hearts and minds of Kabul. Allegedly, the two activities can even cut off the Taliban in southern Afghanistan to Kabul road. Although negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan want, and promised to guarantee security of its leaders, but the latter has rejected peace talks.
from the United Nations reported that opium trade by the Taliban this year, about $ 500 million profit, only a year ago, but this figure is a mere $ 100 million in money support, Tower Taliban activities to enhance combat capability quickly. Taliban poppy growers in addition to continuing to levy a 10% production tax, this year also started to refine and smugglers tax, income has been rising.
United States realized, including in South Asia, including Afghanistan, pregnant with a huge terrorist attack “energy.” If the Taliban come back, then the U.S. military since the beginning of the end of 2001 in the local war on terror will be forced to “rework” and therefore, the United States will not sit idly on the Taliban, or is likely to Yanghuweihuan threaten its their own interests. Although the public news that the U.S. troops in Afghanistan, intended to protect the Afghan capital, but the U.S. Mountain Division raid Taliban lair is still a great possibility. But shrink from about 19,000 U.S. troops based in Pakistan who have been back-transfer station near future armed attack, resulting in hundreds of vehicles, large trucks were destroyed. This problem if not properly resolved, it will seriously affect U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.
since 2001 after the U.S. launched the war in Afghanistan shrink from about 19,000 U.S. and NATO forces need a lot of logistical supplies for transport mainly depends on land: more than 75% of the total first through the various materials Marine arrived in Pakistan’s southern port of Karachi, and then was loaded without any identification of ordinary container from the truck by Burr Pass into Afghanistan.
enhanced with the Taliban, the U.S. military logistical supply lines on the road (Ka Baer channel) of the “soft underbelly” exposed in front of the opponent. Therefore, the Pentagon began to consider the adoption of the Central Asian region, from the relative safety of northern Afghanistan, provincial transport logistical alternative route. (H Yi Jun)