What should NATO do in Afghanistan? Disappear — Der Spiegel


November 8, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Spiegel.de, translated from German by Tom Winter

Translator note: Part of our international net is that Die Lage [The Situation] comes in our email every morning from Der Spiegel. The Lage consists of a very few — a select few — short items in one paragraph. Today’s is remarkable:

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“As this seems to be a day of the bad mood, one more look at the NATO meeting that begins today: Among other things, the troops in Afghanistan are to be increased from 13,000 to 16,000 men. What is that supposed to accomplish? One less reversal? What a terrible zig-zag: from the increase to the announced reduction to the recent increase. If anything can be achieved in Afghanistan, then only with a huge commitment. Since NATO is not ready for that, it should acknowledge defeat and disappear from Afghanistan.”

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