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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:09 PM

Pentagon says US has withdrawn from 5 bases in Afghanistan as part of agreement with Taliban

The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the US has withdrawn from five bases in Afghanistan and reduced the size of its forces there as part of the agreement it entered into with the Taliban earlier this year.

"US forces in Afghanistan remain in the mid-8,000s and five bases formerly occupied by US forces have been transferred to our Afghan partners," Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement.

"US military presence in Afghanistan remains focused on capabilities -- not numbers. We maintain the capabilities and authorities necessary to protect ourselves, our Allies and partners, and US national interests," Hoffman said.

The statement makes no mention of the Taliban's continued links to al Qaeda, something referenced in a Defense Department report earlier this month.

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Reply Pentagon says US has withdrawn from 5 bases in Afghanistan as part of agreement with Taliban (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 14 OP
stillcool Jul 14 #1
soothsayer Jul 14 #2
Nevilledog Jul 14 #3
smirkymonkey Jul 14 #4
Captain Zero Jul 14 #5
albacore Jul 14 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:21 PM

1. Vlad must be measuring for new drapes..

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:23 PM

2. So that's our response to bounties?

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:31 PM

3. It's the Art of the Deal.

We give you bases and you get to keep cashing in on those bounties.

It's like his tariff deals, only covered in blood.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:33 PM

4. WTF?

This is how we respond to Russian bounties on our soldiers? Vlad is loving this.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:57 PM

5. Right. Uh huh

More like Trump following Putin's orders.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 11:19 PM

6. You know... our batting average since 1945 is not so good.

Maybe we need to either pick weaker and weaker enemies...

OR...

Stop trying to hold our Empire together.

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