Monday, January 7, 2013

Afghanistan: 3000-9000 U.S. soldiers deployed beyond 2014

According to a new plan, the Pentagon plans on keeping in Afghanistan 3000-9000 men after 2014, thousands of American soldiers less than originally planned, we read in the pages of the Saturday Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

Previously, U.S. General John Allen, head of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, had proposed to keep the country from 6000 to 15,000 soldiers of the United States after the combat mission of NATO.

The WSJ reports that under the plan mentioned, the U.S. maintained military contingent in Afghanistan after 2014 will continue training the Afghan army and participate in the fight against terrorism.

Given the compression of their workforce, the U.S. military will be forced to use more drones. Currently, some 50,000 American soldiers are deployed in Afghanistan.

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