Pentagon to send 460,000 additional US Army advisors to Afghanistan
THE PENTAGON — The Defense Department has unveiled its long-awaited strategy for turning the tide in Afghanistan this week, which calls for up to 460,000 additional US Army advisors to deploy to the region, sources confirmed today.
In what is being called a new "surge" following President Obama's deployment of 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in 2009, the Pentagon is presenting President Trump with a similar strategy of deploying a huge number of US troops with no clear goals or end state into a country mired in corruption and plagued by a lack of central government control.
"It's an absolute honor to deploy to Afghanistan since this war is so important to the American people," one Army specialist told reporters of the conflict, which received barely a mention on the 2016 campaign trail.
Though the new plan calls for hundreds of thousands of troops from across the active-duty Army to deploy to Afghanistan, officials have insisted that soldiers will not be engaged in direct combat.…
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