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NATO Announces Another Deployment of Ground Troops to Afghanistan

Just two days after announcing that US Marines are being sent back into Afghanistan’s Helmand Province to try to slow the losses the Afghan military is suffering at the hands of the Taliban there, NATO has now also announced that ground troops, led by Italian forces, will be heading into the Farah Province to try to shore up defenses there as well.

The new “advise and assist” mission is smaller, involving about 200 NATO troops, and officials say that their advisory role makes it comparatively unlikely they will enter direct combat. This is in stark contrast with the Marines in Helmand, who despite being officially “non-combat” are in areas where direct combat is virtually assured.

NATO tried to pass this off as a temporary measure, but as the second in a few days it reflects that NATO claims that their involvement in the ground war ended years ago simply weren’t true, and that the Afghan government is still far from self-sufficient.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the US government and NATO had one brain cell between them which was, in the least bit, rational, they would leave Afghanistan as quickly as it was safe to do so, declare "victory" (which would be hysterical, save for all the blood and money lost) and negotiate with whatever government was left standing for rights to pipeline routes, and its mineral wealth.

But of course, such a strategy would be .....logical.

Unfortunately, apparently, logic, the US government, and NATO are only very loosely aligned, if at all.

There is utterly no military metric by which the invasion - and occupation - of Afghanistan can be measured as a "success", period, end of discussion.

The only "success story" one can point to, if in fact one is a member of the various "alphabet soup" US spook apparatchiks, is the reality that the production of opium poppies has soared under US and NATO occupation.

Opium growth in Afghanistan soars, eradication close to zero – UN

I would strongly suggest that this is not "by accident"; the money earned from this cash crop goes to fund many US agencies' "off the books" operations, where Congress has utterly no oversight.

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