The United States Army is in Afghanistan to fulfill a Train, Advise, and Assist (TAA) role with the Afgan Army. The goal this year is to increase the United States presence and keep the army in an offensive posture. if you keep the Taliban and ISIS on the defensive, then you control what they cannot do. With better terms of engagement for the Americans, the fight is being taken to the enemy on a continuous basis.
As Written and Reported By Edwin Mora for Breitbart:
The United States military wants to ramp up its campaign against the Taliban, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), and other jihadist groups in Afghanistan beyond the fighting season and into the winter months, declared the top American commander in the Middle East and South Asia.
According to the Pentagon, the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan remains over, which means American troops are only operating in a train, advise, and assist (TAA) role with the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in the lead of security.
Nevertheless, an influx of new U.S. trainers can assist the ANDSF to escalate the fight, Gen. Joseph Votel, the chief of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), recently indicated to the Associated Press (AP).
The top general, who is in charge of American military activity in the Middle East and Afghanistan, noted that U.S. troops would “be operating with Afghan units, closer to the front lines and at greater risk, but … U.S. commanders will ensure American and allied forces have adequate protection.”
AP reports that the primary goal is to get the Afghan military campaign going sooner, rather than later.
U.S. troops want to “focus on offensive operations and we’ll look for a major effort to gain the initiative very quickly as we enter into the fighting…..
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