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Afghan government controls just 57 percent of its territory, U.S. watchdog says

The U.S. government's main watchdog organization in Afghanistan released its quarterly report to Congress this week, and it contained a shocking statistic: The government of Afghanistan has uncontested control over only 57 percent of its territory as of last November. That is down from 72 percent a year earlier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to the Trump Administration; there is utterly no military metric by which this US/NATO occupation can be adjudged a "success", unless you want to call the explosion in opium poppy production, funding various US alphabet soup agencies off-the-shelf actions to which Congress is not privy, a "success"

US troops guarding opium poppy fields in Afghanistan

The images are all to real here; and no, this is not some made-up footage.

Bush's administration attempted to negotiate the pipeline deals with the Taliban but failed to get a deal to its liking, which resulted in the war against it; I would like to hope President Trump's administration could do far better:

A memo by military chief Mohammed Atef raises new questions about whether failed U.S. efforts to reform Afghanistan's radical regime -- and build the pipeline -- set the stage for Sept. 11.

An intelligent, logical administration, 15 years on, would withdraw US and NATO troops as quickly as safely possible, then negotiate with whatever government was left standing in Kabul for the pipeline routes, and the embarrassment of mineral riches Afghanistan possesses.

But as I said, those would be the actions of an intelligent and logical administration.

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