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Sun Dec 28, 2014, 03:48 AM

 

US, NATO to mark end of mission to Afghanistan

Source: The Associated Press

Dec. 28, 2014 3:12 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) The United States and NATO will mark the formal end of the war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban regime following the Sept. 11 attacks.

The symbolic ceremony will mark the end of the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force, which will transition to a supporting role with 13,500 soldiers, most of them American, starting Jan. 1.

President Ashraf Ghani, who took office in September, signed bilateral security agreements with Washington and NATO allowing the enduring military presence. The move led to an intensification of the insurgency as the Taliban have claimed it as an excuse to step up operations against his government.

ISAF was set up after the U.S.-led invasion to provide an umbrella for the coalition of around 50 nations that provided troops and took responsibility for security across the country.

It ends with 2,224 American soldiers killed, according to an AP tally, out of a total of some 3,500 foreign troop deaths.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/e515eef3c6564698a670fb70ad9cbc8f/us-nato-mark-end-mission-afghanistan



With more to come. Don't doubt it for a second!

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Ryan Fitzomething Dec 2014 OP
Curtis Dec 2014 #1
Fred Sanders Dec 2014 #2
Curtis Dec 2014 #6
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heaven05 Dec 2014 #4
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Response to Ryan Fitzomething (Original post)

Sun Dec 28, 2014, 04:09 AM

1. Declare victory and declare the war over

Of course the fighting keeps going, but our government says we won so woohooo!!!




2224 US soldiers for what?

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Response to Curtis (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 28, 2014, 07:49 AM

2. Thanks, Bush. I also like to mention the tens of thousands of Afghans killed, but that is just me.

And thanks, Obama...... that I mean.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 28, 2014, 01:54 PM

6. You're correct of course

It saddens me the amount of people these stupid actions have taken from the planet.

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Response to Ryan Fitzomething (Original post)

Sun Dec 28, 2014, 09:55 AM

4. yep

 

"the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion". New empire for the graveyard....Cheney, Bush...PNAC dug that grave, they just didn't know to jump in and pull the dirt in behind them.

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Response to Ryan Fitzomething (Original post)

Sun Dec 28, 2014, 01:19 PM

5. Sweet! So is Obama leaving those translators stranded?



Just kidding. I already know the answer.

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