American commander Afghanistan calls for commitment of more troops
The American commander in Afghanistan, general John Nicholson, last Thursday, to a few thousands of foreign troops extra asked.
Nicholson said in Washington that the impasse in the battle with the extremist Taliban can only be broken with more men. Since march, 2016, he has headed the fighting in Afghanistan.
The general said that he has sufficient people to be available for the missions intended for training, advice and assistance to the Afghan armed forces, but he is still missing a few thousand troops to deal with terrorists. It is assumed that his request is quickly transferred to the new president of the USA, Donald Trump.
Currently there are about to 8,400 American soldiers active in Afghanistan. They carry out special anti-terrorismemissies out or assist and train the Afghan armed forces.
Trump has often turned against the leadership of the U.S. in foreign military missions. He will find that the costs are not against the income to compensate, and even that Americans are disinterested in the chestnuts for others out of the fire. He also wants to spend less on the NATO alliance, while other NATO members to understand more should pay.
NATO has been, since 2003, involved in the fight in Afghanistan. The netherlands is, according to the ministry of Defence has been involved in missions in Afghanistan since 2002, including in Kunduz and later in Afghanistan. Since 2015, in the framework of a NATO mission, approximately a hundred Dutch troops in Afghanistan for the training and rebuilding of security apparatus.
NATO continues to fight Afghanistan supporting and financing