Despite fatigue, NATO commits to fund Afghan forces to 2020

by YEGANEH TORBATI AND ROBIN EMMOTT | Reuters  |  published on July 10, 2016


NATO allies agreed on Saturday to help fund Afghan security forces to the tune of around $1 billion annually over the next three years, despite public fatigue in Western countries about their involvement in the long-running conflict.

Fifteen years since the United States invaded to topple the Taliban rulers who had harbored al Qaeda militants behind attacks on the United States, the West remains entangled in a costly effort to stabilize a country facing resurgent rebels.

U.S. President Barack Obama said completely withdrawing from Afghanistan risked seeing the country collapse and then having to send American troops back in again to deal with a new threat.

  • Blue 3

    They should share the costs of Iraq, Guantanamo, and Afghanistan. Then they can all share Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize.

    • Rodney Steward

      Obama’s destroyed another part of history! He’s proof that the Nobel Peace Prize don’t mean sh$t!!

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  • crazyfreddie

    WE THE PEOPLE WANT OUT OF NATO GET THEM ALSO OUT OF OUR NYC

    • Rodney Steward

      That’s the UN fred but I agree about NATO since we furnish most of the money anyway! This war has made a LOT of people RICH and RICHER, right Hellary and Opey’s gun running!

      • crazyfreddie

        THANK YOU FOR THE CORRECTION RODNEY / AS YOU CAN TELL I WAS EXTREMELY FIRED UP / SPENDING 22 YEARS IN THE MILITARY DOES GIVE YOU A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE TO WORK WITH ! THIS GOVERNMENT IS NOT RUN BY THE PEOPLE BUT BY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS AND ;LOBBYIST WITH THEIR BRIBE MONIES SENT TO OUR CONGRESSIONAL= OFFICES IN BASKETS OF FRUIT WITH MONEY AT THE = BOTTOM IN AN ENVELOPE AND A NOTE OF WHAT THEY WANT ! THIS IS ALL TRUE AND CAN BE -VERIFIED BY THESE CONGRESSIONAL= AIDES > IF YOU CAN GET ONE TO TALK / GOT MY INFO FROM A CONGRESS PERSON > CAN’T TELL > HOWEVER ITS ALL TRUE !

        • Rodney Steward

          OH, I do get fired up too my friend, and I believe every word you have said about these greedy B-TARDS that have sold their souls to the devil for the almighty dollar and power! If Hellary goes into the big house, we’re finished as the country we’ve took an Oath to defend, and things are gonna get nasty!

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