The NATO concept of one-for-all and all-for-one was the factor it– and by extension Canada– entered into Afghanistan, however that presumption is being sorely tested by a U.S. administration that is in a rush to wind things up.
Rush might be a relative term, however, considering Washington’s military involvement in the country is approaching the two-decade mark.
The Trump administration’s due date to draw down U.S. forces to 2,500 troops by mid-January– leading the way for a complete withdrawal– has been greeted with anxiousness by NATO allies.
There is an old stating, from early in the war, that the Taliban enjoyed repeating: you have the watches, we have the.
The implication was that militants could merely wait out foreign forces and use them down in a steady drip of casualties and incredible problems.
It appears is still on the Taliban’s side.
Experience the stable rise in attacks across at least 50 districts in the country, according to Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry, in figures that were just recently reported in the local media.
Key parts of Kandahar province, which have remained fairly peaceful given that the Canadian withdrawal from there almost a years back, have actually become