Wednesday, April 19, 2017

More Marines For Afghanistan ???

First the MOAB, and now US Marines are pouring back into Afghanistan:

With the US seeking to slow the mounting losses by the Afghan military in the southern Helmand Province, the Pentagon has announced a deployment of roughly 300 US Marines to the province, with the fighters expected to arrive by the end of the month.

The deployment marks the largest single deployment of US Marines in occupied Afghanistan since 2014, which reflects the Afghan military’s growing woes in combat. These troops will join smaller numbers the US had already deployed into the area, who were nominally “advisers.”

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What's the point? The locals don't want us there any more than they want the Taliban, do they?

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