American commander Afghanistan wants more troops

American commander Afghanistan wants more troops

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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.

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.

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.

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