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AFGHAN ARMY A FOX IS IN TROUBLE BECAUSE OF HIS OWN PELT

  • MUSA KHAN JALALZAI
  • Nov, 2017
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  • Regional

A senior Russian diplomat, Zamir Kabulove recently warned that the US military campaign in Afghanistan failed, called for the withdrawal of all US and NATO forces from the country, which has now become anincubator of international terrorism

The expansion of Afghan National Army and its Special Forces infrastructure will not bring stability to the war torn country where the US army and its private militias kill men, women and children with impunity. With the emergence of ISIS and Russian Taliban networks in Afghanistan, and their fight against US and Afghan forces, made the US and NATO allies success dubious. During the last 17 years war on terrorism, more than 60,000 Afghan soldiers and officers deserted, or killed by Taliban and ISIS forces. The capaciousness of the ANA has minimized, fighting without salaries, and selling weapons and war secrets to Taliban. Now the question is how this embodiment could stand, and what the United States wants from Afghanistan. Answer to these questions needs a detailed argument, but at present, these expansions are considered by Afghan military experts as the amalgamation of ISIS and its personification and embodiment as strong and unchallenging forces. By the same token, re-engagement of Black Water in the country might further make things worse, and may possibly force Afghans to take arms against the occupied forces.

A senior Russian diplomat, Zamir Kabulove recently warned that the US military campaign in Afghanistan failed, called for the withdrawal of all US and NATO forces from the country, which has now become an incubator of international terrorism: "The American campaign in Afghanistan has failed. Afghanistan's risks becoming a global incubator of international terrorism. It has, in fact, already partially grown to become it," said Russian Foreign Ministry's Director of the Second Asian Department Zamir Kabulov. Speaking to a Moscow-based Izvestia newspaper, Mr. Kabulov underlined that the Kremlin does not see the need for further presence of US military forces in the war-ravaged nation. "Moscow never hastened the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. But since the US Army [campaign] there has come to nothing, let them leave Afghanistan." However, he further emphasized that Moscow firmly opposes Washington's idea of replacing its regular army troops in Afghanistan with military contractors saying, "The US is in despair, and [its] plans to replace the professional armed forces with mercenaries are stupid." Kabulove warned.

Prominent scholar, C Christine Fair in his recent analysis (16 February 2017) warned that both Pakistan and the United States employed failed strategies in the past. For the American part, he argued: "It launched a war it could never win because it was dependent upon the one country that opposed its key interests-Pakistan. The United States continues fighting the Afghan Taliban in Afghanistan, when its key vulnerabilities are in Pakistan. At the same time, it built an unwieldy and unsustainable state in Afghanistan whose leadership continued to be corrupt and unresponsive to Afghan needs." Fair warned.

Pakistan's defence analyst and thinker, Mr. Asif Haroon Raja in his recent paper (08 September 2017) spotlighted failure of present and previous war strategies of American governments in Afghanistan: "The new policy defines the new parameters in unambiguous terms which imply that George Bush policy of 'Fight and Fight' will be adopted and Obama's policy of 'Fight and Talk' discarded. Trump advocated continuation of war indefinitely and ruled out talks with Taliban. He has given unrestricted powers to the US military commanders in Afghanistan. As regards Pakistan, blaming it for failures in Afghanistan and 'Do More Mantra' are old accusations that have been levelled by USA, Afghanistan and India collectively since 2004. Not only Pakistan has again been blamed, it has been threatened and told to eliminate sanctuaries forthwith. Making India a key player in Afghanistan has been the cherished desire of all the three US Presidents".

Many Afghan military experts view this expansion Road Map as a dream to defeat the insurgency, but rather to tilt the war in favour of the government. This plan has four elements; such as leadership development, countering corruption, exacerbating fighting capabilities, unity of command, and strengthening air force. Furthermore, the US, NATO and its allies, and the Afghan government have also designed a plan to establish a new militia force, an army version of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and modelled on the Indian Territorial Army. Human rights groups categorically reacted with shock, and denounced the plan. On 15 September 2017, New York Times reported this proposal of the US Defence Department to establish a new militia force for Afghanistan modell...

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