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Posts Tagged ‘troops

Afghanistan bears no resemblance to rosy statements by US military leadership

February 6, 2012

Excerpts of a report from Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis, who served in Operation Desert Storm, in Afghanistan in 2005-06 and in Iraq in 2008-09: I spent last year in Afghanistan, visiting and talking with U.S. troops and their Afghan partners. My duties with the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force took me into every significant area […]

Iran being surrounded by hundred thousand US troops plus aircraft carriers

February 2, 2012

Western military sources familiar with the American buildup on the two strategic islands near Iran tell DEBKA-Net-Weekly that, although they cannot cite precise figures, they are witnessing the heaviest American concentration of might in the region since the US invaded Iraq in 2003. President Barack Obama is reported by military and Washington sources to have […]

US and NATO troops training militants on the Syrian border

December 30, 2011

Hundreds of American and NATO troops are training militants on the Syrian border to overthrow Al-assad’s regime. The mainstream media (MSM) has finally begun reporting on these US operations, which have been going on for some 6 months now. (According to a former FBI official this has been going on since May 2011.) Sibel Edmonds, […]

300 thousand US troops at 761 sites in 39 foreign countries

November 20, 2011

The United States maintains a military establishment far far far in excess of anything that could reasonably be called necessary to defend the country from any real threat to “national security” as that term would be defined by any other more normal country. The United States maintains 300,000 troops abroad at 761 sites in 39 […]

Why is the US moving troops into Africa?

October 22, 2011

With Libya secured, an American invasion of the African continent is underway. On 14 October, President Barack Obama announced he was sending United States special forces troops to Uganda to join the civil war there. In the next few months, US combat troops will be sent to South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic. Obama’s […]

9/11 helped US achieve its goals in Afghanistan and Central Asia

September 13, 2011

Some political analysts say the 2001 US invasion of Afghanistan was aimed at protecting and promoting its interests in the region, not defeating Al Qaeda and Taliban. Muhammad Ameen Wakman, professor of political science at Kabul University, said the US had planned to come to the region before 9/11. The US objectives in the region […]

Secret pact reveals US troops stuck in Afghanistan until 2024

August 27, 2011

If you thought President Obama was ending the war in Afghanistan, think again. Your children will be fighting it in 2024 if the Pentagon has its way. Maybe you thought we’d get out of Afghanistan this very year, the drawdown date President Obama set as he surged U.S. troops into the country in December 2009; […]

Less than graceful US exit from Afghanistan

June 30, 2011

President Obama announced the withdrawal of some 33,000 troops between now and the end of 2012. Not coincidently, a Pew Center poll has just come out saying that 56% of Americans are sick and tired of the Afghan war. Of course, even with the announced draw down, about 68,000 troops will remain in Afghanistan until, […]

US Troops operating in Pakistan since 2009: WikiLeaks

May 23, 2011

Contrary to Pakistani military’s persistent assertion that it will not allow foreign troops to operate within the country, US special forces were embedded with Pakistani troops for intelligence gathering and were also deployed on joint operations in their territory, according to secret US diplomatic cables. The cables released by WikiLeaks said that US special operations […]

Gruesome photos courtesy US Kill Team in Afghanistan

March 29, 2011

During the first five months of last year, a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan went on a shooting spree, killing at least four unarmed civilians and mutilating several of the corpses. The “kill team” – members of the 5th Stryker Brigade stationed near Kandahar – took scores of photos chronicling their kills and their […]