The Pentagon has announced that it will redeploy around 300 US Marine’s to Afganistan’s notorious Helmand Province.

The province is the site where hundreds of US soldiers were killed in combat against the Taliban.

Senior Marine officers said on Friday that the purpose of the redeployment will be to act in an advisory capacity to the Afghani army and police, and will last approximately nine months.

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“We’re viewing this as a high-risk mission that really requires training that is going to ensure that our Marines are capable of countering a full-spectrum threat,” said Brig. Gen. Roger B. Turner, who will be in charge of the mission.

“We’re not in any way viewing this as a non-combat mission or anything to take lightly,” he added.

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    • Talebans want to control the same but add to it control your brain, your behaviour, your clothing, even the way you hold your dick when you piss…
      There is a seriously increasing taliban activity for months, thanks to a neighbouring country that shelters them and now even a Daesh activity.
      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/d1/9e/75/d19e75fac9eb7667e22cd408fb3a66d6.jpg
      Thanks 2 Reagan, Bush Sr., McCain, KSA+GCC and even…China! (Yupppp!)
      Make Afghanistan great again!

        • And all hippies and babz took the Khyber pass in the 60’s and 70’s and Afghan hash was the most reputed for quality on Earth at the time…
          “Clearly the intervention strategy and tactics of the West in the 2000’s has not worked”
          => It depends : to make life better? Surely NOT!
          Now, if you consider that under the Soviets, the country produced 3600 tons opium a year while, due to warlords and Talebs it fell to 500t, since 2001, it greatly rose again as for 2016, seems that 7200t were produced. About 10y ago, a French TV team filmed very disturbing things with NVGs at night : some US GI’s filling nets with opium ballots and hanging these under Mi-24s… I feel remembering these were Russian ones but not 100 sure, BTW, everybody has Mi-24. The journos said they really shat in their pants shooting this and even after, the time needed to smuggle this out of the country : kinda stuff enough to be kidnapped and never resurface… Afghans totally ruined Turkish and Lebanese peasants : you don’t hear about their hash or heroin anymore nowadays… Afghans are much more “competitive” : a donkey with an ox-wagon as vehicle, same clothes for all women and if unhappy, they get plommo, not plata… Just give a Toyota pickup and a few AKs to the local kingpin… On Monday his corps will build roads, on Tuesday housings, on Wednesday he works for coalition against the Talebs, on Thursday he takes care of opium business, on Friday he rests, on Saturday he rackets shops and on Sunday he blows roads and housings with the Talebs…
          You have very busy weeks doing business in Afghanistan!
          And don’t worry, NATO’s not alone! Everybody’s in! Russians, Chineses, Pakis, Tajiks, Uzbeks, Turmenes, Iranians, Saudis, etc etc etc…
          Now let’s do some droning in Pakistan to make look like you’re actually fighting the Talebs, ROFL!
          Let’s be clear : I’ve already explained several times what means are necessary to terminate the Talebs, Shebabs, Daesh, Boko etc, and how to create no drive/interdiction zones “for cheap” (if you consider mil-ops costs), hey, 27 countries in NATO, each one spending the price of 1 or 2 jets to buy a dozen propeller COIN aircraft and let’s go, you cleanse AfghPak in a month if not much less…
          But yeah, c’mon, let’s use Su-34 or F-15E and why not B-52 or Tu-160. Remember how a pointed the sending of 6 Tu-22M3 each one with 10x250kg bomb while a single one can carry 69 and still fly 7000km… Same thing for Hornets catapulted with 2 or 4 Mk-81 or Mk-84 while they can carry at least 24+auxilliary tanks… Anyway, world population nearly doubled since 1970, it’s not a problem removing even dozens of millions, wouldn’t be a problem.
          Be they Talebs, Daesh, Qaeda, Shebab, Vietcong, NLFwhat or whatever the name, they are useful idiots and cannon fodder while reducing world population, brainwashed religious fanatics are even better : they’re cheaper than mercenaries, if you got enough money you can flee while the poor got killed for oceans of money and BTW, just get info on the shareholders of MSM and you’ll have serious leads in the Gulf, even for Murdoch or AFP. Big fishes always eat small fishes and great whites don’t eat other great whites. BTW, don’t think politicians have so much influence, hey, all the states on Earth only own 2% of world’s money, but hey, it’d be illegal to pressure where it’s necessary while they could, thus, there are nice briberies to take, hey some guys alone are richer than 15, 20 or 30 countries, LMAO, it’s fucking capitalism and greed which destroys humanity but well, let’s gonna blame anything on the yellowmen, the blacks, the Jews, the Arabs, the westerners, the Russians or whatever you want and let the hatred rise, sectarianism is even better as all those believing in their imaginary friends are even much easier to manipulate, let’s make big money on arms sales and if not enough, don’t worry, there’s oil and illegal drugs that were made illegal in order to get much more money as 2 centuries ago, nobody cared about… This world is horrible? Nope! There are billions of nice people. What they need is to become conscious :Free your head and your ass will follow!