U.S. Army photo by Capt. Michael Lovas/Released
Nearly two years after President Barack Obama ordered 33,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to tamp down the escalating Taliban violence, the last of those surge troops have left the country, U.S. officials said Thursday.
The withdrawal, which leaves 68,000 American forces in the war zone, comes as the security transition to Afghan forces is in trouble, threatened by a spike in so-called insider attacks in which Afghan Army and police troops, or insurgents dressed in their uniforms, have been attacking and killing U.S. and NATO forces.
Source: The Associated Press via MSNBC.
U.S. Army photo by Capt. Michael Lovas/Released Nearly two years after President Barack Obama ordered…
by Tactical-Life / Sep 21, 2012