Posts Tagged ‘troop’

Taliban Seizes 3 More Provincial Capitals In Afghanistan Amid U.S. Troop Withdrawal

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban seized three more provincial capitals in Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, putting nine of the nation’s 34 in the insurgents’ hands amid the U.S. withdrawal from the country. The fall of the capitals of Badakhshan and Baghlan provinces to the northeast and Farah province to the west put increasing pressure […]

US Troop Build Up Threatens Resource War In The Arctic

Above photo: Michael H. Lee. The U.S. military has announced its intention to expand its presence in the Arctic. This perfectly highlights why the fight against climate change must be anti-imperialist. While plenty of headlines are being dedicated to the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, an increase of U.S. forces in another area has gone […]

US Starts Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan With ‘Local Actions’ Already Taken: Gen. Miller

America’s top general in Afghanistan said Sunday that the U.S. military has already begun closing down operations in the country in preparation for a full withdrawal. “All of our forces are now preparing to retrograde,” Army Gen. Austin Miller told Afghan journalists at a press conference in the capital, Kabul. Miller added that the official […]

Biden seems ready to extend US troop presence in Afghanistan

Without coming right out and saying it, President Joe Biden seems ready to let lapse a May 1 deadline for completing a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Orderly withdrawals take time, and Biden is running out of it. Biden has inched so close to the deadline that his indecision amounts almost to a decision […]

Iraq requests new round of talks with U.S. over troop presence

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Troop Deployments in Washington Are a Disaster Waiting to Happen, by James Bovard

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC It is not a good thing when the political class figures it needs military protection from the rest of us. In such circumstances, the military often becomes the law. From James Bovard at mises.org: “Tyranny in form is the first step towards tyranny in substance,” warned Senator John Taylor two hundred years ago […]

Rand Paul: D.C. Troop Presence ‘Isn’t Really a Great Image for a Free Country or for Our Country’

Friday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on FNC’s “The Ingraham Angle” to criticize the National Guard presence on Capitol Hill, which he likened to what one might see at a “major army base.” The Kentucky Republican said the sooner the fencing was taken down from the Capitol grounds, the better. “[I] mean, when you look at […]

U.S. Completes Troop Withdrawal from Somalia

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced on Sunday that the United States has effectively completed “repositioning” troops from Somalia in accordance with a directive issued by President Donald Trump in December. According to an AFRICOM spokesman, only a “very limited” U.S. military presence remains in Somalia. In early December, President Trump ordered the withdrawal of nearly […]

Syria envoy who admitted LYING to Trump about troop levels now defends his Middle East policy, says Biden should keep it

President Donald Trump’s policy in the Middle East delivered “clear results” and Joe Biden shouldn’t change it, the US ex-envoy to the anti-terrorist coalition operating in Syria and Iraq argued in the pages of Foreign Affairs. Trump opted to abandon the “transformational campaigns” pursued by the Bush and Obama administrations in favor of “working primarily […]

Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller Announces Troop Levels Down to 2,500 in Iraq and Afghanistan

President Donald Trump’s acting defense secretary, Christopher Miller, announced Friday that United States troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan have now reached 2,500 in each country — the lowest levels since either war began nearly two decades ago. On Afghanistan, Miller said in a statement: Today, U.S. force levels in Afghanistan have reached 2,500. Directed […]

Why Trump Has Been Unable to End Endless Wars. US Troop Withdrawals from Afghanistan?

By Keith Lamb Global Research, November 19, 2020 The Times of London reported, on November 16, that Trump’s recent installation of loyalists in top Pentagon jobs is likely to be for the purpose of fulfilling his long-term pledge to bring an end to the U.S.’ “endless wars”. It is expected that Trump will order the withdrawal of 4,500 troops from Afghanistan and […]

McConnell breaks with Trump over plan to cut troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq

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Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller Hints at U.S. Troop Withdrawal in Memo: ‘It’s Time to Come Home’

Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller issued a memo on Saturday to the entire Defense Department that hinted of a coming U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. The two-page memo was released early Saturday morning, just after midnight, in his first department-wide message after being appointed by President Donald Trump earlier this week. Miller took the place of […]

Iran-backed militias offer truce for US troop withdrawal

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi militias backed by Iran have agreed to temporarily halt attacks targeting the American presence in Iraq on the condition that US-led coalition troops withdraw from the country in line with a parliamentary resolution, three of the militia officials said Sunday. The militia officials spoke to The Associated Press just hours […]

German far-right leader welcomes U.S. troop withdrawal

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John McCain–‘Trump’s talk of troop withdrawal from Syria the cause of deadly gas attack

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Neocons Are Obstructing US Troop Withdrawal From Syria

The neoconservatives who dominate Washington foreign policy are pushing the Trump administration into keeping troops in Syria according to former US Congressman Ron Paul. Donald Trump had announced that he wanted to withdraw US troops from Syria “very soon”, complaining that Washington has wasted trillions of dollars in Middle East wars. He changed his mind however […]

War without end: German defense minister says no timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Taliban says Afghan War could continue for 100yrs with no result, calls on US to start peace talks “It is not a question of a time frame that must be stubbornly stuck to,” Ursula von der Leyen told German troops during her visit to the Bundeswehr military base in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on […]

Germany to increase troop level in Afghanistan to 1,300

nsnbc : Germany will deploy hundreds more soldiers to Afghanistan after the German government, on Wednesday, approved to increase the number of German troops […]

Pentagon increases their illegal troop levels in Syria to “stabilize area”. What a joke!!!

Pentagon quadruples troop levels in Syria to ‘stabilize’ liberated areas NOVANEWS RT  The US military has increased the number of troops in Syria from 500 to 2,000, the Pentagon says, adding that the “conditions-based” military presence is justified by the need to “stabilize” liberated areas. The Pentagon has officially announced that there are now 2,000 troops […]

Poppy Output Hits Record High as US Troop Surge in Afghanistan Completed

By Rachel Blevins The opioid crisis has killed thousands in the United States, and as more than 100 Americans die every day, opium poppy cultivation has hit a record high in Afghanistan in 2017. Coincidentally, President Donald Trump’s troop surge in Afghanistan has essentially been completed, boosting the number of service members on the ground from 11,000 […]

US Troop Deaths In Niger Reflect Growing Africa Mission Creep

That the United States had special forces deployed in Niger wasn’t exactly a secret before the announcement that four US troops were killed in an ambush near the Malian border. It wasn’t exactly public knowledge, either. The report that the US was sending troops to Niger for “training” back in 2015 was scarcely reported. The first indication that this […]

Iraq authorises troop deployment in Kirkuk

Of the many controversial elements surrounding this week’s Kurdish separatist referendum in Iraq, the inclusion of the oil rich region of Kirkuk was among the most controversial. Kirkuk has never been a part of autonomous Kurdish regions in Iraq, but in spite of this, the secessionist Kurdish leaders included Kirkuk in areas where […]

No troop pullout, threats to Pakistan in Trump speech on new Afghanistan strategy

     US President Donald Trump said he ordered the US military to aggressively engage the Taliban and “fight to win” in Afghanistan “killing terrorists,” signaling there will be no “rapid exit” from the 16-year war. “Our troops will fight to win,” Trump said, and he insisted victory in Afghanistan would be clearly defined. In his […]

U.S. Troop Deployment To Yemen Has Little To Do With Al-Qaeda

U.S. and Saudi troops engage in a joint training exercise in Saudi Arabia. The Pentagon announced last Friday that, for the first time, U.S. boots are officially on the ground on Yemen. (U.S. Army Photo) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises in decades in the Middle East, the U.S. […]

Turkish News Reveals Location of Ten U.S. Bases, Troop Numbers In Syria

July 19, 2017 By Brandon Turbeville Ever since the United States began openly arming and working with Kurdish fanatics in Syria under the guise of “fighting ISIS,” Turkey has shown signs of irritation, concern, and outright anger towards America. This is because the Turks fear any support given to Kurds from outside […]

Kazakhstan denies reports of talks on troop deployments to Syria

“Kazakhstan is not in talks with anyone on deploying its service members to Syria,” Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said on Friday, as cited by RIA Novosti. Russia proposes 4 de-escalation zones in Syria to restart stalled peace process Abdrakhmanov, who previously served as Kazakhstan’s envoy to the UN, said the issue of “ensuring security of […]

Turkey seeks faster troop deployment to Qatar base as Erdogan slams Doha isolation

Lawmakers from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party (AKP) have proposed debating two pieces of legislation on Wednesday, Reuters reported, citing AKP and national opposition officials. One of those bills includes allowing troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar, which was set up by Ankara as part of an agreement signed […]

US, UK In Massive Troop Movement Along Syria-Jordan Border

Hundreds of military vehicles and thousands of US, UK and Jordanian troops are preparing for an invasion of Syria, according to intelligence gathered from surveillance drones. Well now we know where US is sending its tanks &armoured vehicles, Jordan–Syria border (@WaelHussaini @radeknemec72) https://t.co/LkwnoeBZ6d pic.twitter.com/P9mt8zAbYO — Already Happened (@M3t4_tr0n) May 8, 2017 AMN reports: Damascus is […]

12-yo Palestinian boy killed in Israeli troops clash near Jerusalem, another run down by Israeli settler

     A 12-year-old boy was shot dead by a rubber-coated bullet during clashes with Israeli troops not far from Jerusalem, the Palestinian health ministry reported. “Mohiyeh al-Tabakhi, 12, was killed by shots fired by occupation soldiers in the Al-Ram area near Jerusalem,” the ministry said in a statement, cited by AFP. Soldiers were dispatched to […]

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