Afghanistan Military & News

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    After doing a search on this part of the world and coming up empty I was a little surprised. So much has occurred here and continues to do so.

    Have I missed something? If so, point me in the right direction.

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    http://thediplomat.com/2016/09/general-raziq-kabuls-man-in-southern-afghanistan/
     
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    Some Dutch people were very proud of the great work Dutch military were doing in Uruzgan until six years ago. They now see it was all wasted.
     
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    A lot of blood and treasure spent delft that's for sure. For what exactly I'm not sure.
     
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    Further instability in a restive part of the world.

    http://thediplomat.com/2016/09/2016-fighting-season-in-afghanistan-taliban-target-senior-ranks/
     
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    In other words the model chosen, by US presumably, to build the Afghan army is plain daft.

    It reminds me of the career of Prince Eugene of Savoy. The French king Louis XIV considered him to be unsuitable to become an officer in the French army so he remained with his mother at the French court. When he was nineteen one of his brothers, officer in the Austrian army, was killed and in a few days he left France to take over the unit of his brother. Ten years later he was commander in chief of the Austrian army.
     
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    Jeff Head

    A thread for Afghanistan seems too much :=) but an occasion maybe for have a thread for Asian countries except China, Japan, NK, SK etc... for Central Asia, Andaman Sea area, NZ etc... maybe a good plan ;)

    I have yet a Mig-27 Kazakh ready :)
     
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    Well, we have a "Persian Gulf & Middle East Military" thread to try and catch the countries that are not big fish. We also have a "Southeast Asia Military" thread for the same reason

    Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Japan, Korea, China, etc all get their own thread.

    I think Afghanistan is probably too small to warrant its own thread. Same with Iraq for example.

    We've tried to do the same with the Pacific Islands Thread and Central and South American Thread.

    If we do not generalize like that, then we will end up with threads about Qatar, Brunei, and any number of other smaller countries, or small militaries at the least.

    I will le this go a few more days...but unless there is a real upswing by a bunch of members...I will fold it into the Persian Gulf/Middle East Thread.
     
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    Further fighting in Tarin Kot.

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    http://thediplomat.com/2016/09/afghanistan-taliban-threaten-tarin-kot-again/
     
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    Wait What?!
     
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