War in Afghanistan Escalating – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Still shuttling back and forth to the hospital…..all is well but I may be slack in posting….please bear with me……this should be over in a day or so and I will return to my usual obnoxious self……thanx for your understanding…..

In December we got the news….the US involvement in Afghanistan was over……with the exception of those troops left behind to “train” the Afghan Army.

And then a miracle happened…….a free blessing from heaven……..

This should be a quiet time for US troops in Afghanistan: Not only is the US winding down its mission, but winter traditionally brings a lull in activity. But all that goes out the window when an al-Qaeda laptop turns up. The New York Times reports that the intelligence gleaned from the laptop has “helped fuel a significant increase in night raids” by US special ops forces and Afghan commandos in recent months. That includes some high-profile strikes like this one earlier in the week. The laptop belonged to an al-Qaeda leader named Abu Bara al-Kuwaiti, who was killed in a raid near the Afghan-Pakistan border in October. The newspaper quotes military officials who say the intelligence it contains is on par with info discovered in Osama bin Laden’s possession when he was killed. As for that reduced US military presence: “The official war for the Americans—the part of the war that you could go see—that’s over,” a former Afghan security official tells the Times. “It’s only the secret war that’s still going. But it’s going hard.”

All that intel will make getting out of Afghanistan all that more difficult…..after all we “must” act on intel…if not us….then who?

So will it be home for the holidays or there for the duration?

 

War in Afghanistan Escalating – Hit & Run : Reason.com.

2 thoughts on “War in Afghanistan Escalating – Hit & Run : Reason.com

  1. I’m afraid the evolution of ISIS has created the scenario the war hawks have been looking for. Something that will allow them to con the public into believing we still need a strong military presence in a region we are not wanted in

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