More blood to be shed for this fool’s errand. –˜Madrassas are emptying” for final US fighting season in Afghanistan,” by Carlo MuÃ±oz for The Hill, July 19:
COMBAT OUTPOST WILDERNESS, Afghanistan “” The Taliban and its allies are plotting a bloody and spectacular end to U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.
Foreign fighters are pouring into the eastern part of the country to take on U.S. and allied forces in what will likely be the final fighting season for American troops here.
Pakistani-based terror groups like the Haqqani Network and others are calling upon “every house, every family” to send fighters into Afghanistan, Afghan army commanders stationed at the American base in Paktia province told The Hill.
“The madrassas are emptying” in Pakistan, added Lt. Col. David Hamann, who leads the American Security Force Assistance Advisory Team (SFAAT) at Combat Outpost Matun Hill.
The influx of foreign insurgents ahead of the White House’s 2014 troop withdrawal deadline comes just as the administration is facing mounting public pressure to end the war quickly….
As the level of violence ratchets up, American and Afghan forces have been working closely to track the flow of men, weapons and materiel into the country, according to Sanchez.
Sanchez said coalition and Afghan forces are “working really well together in tracking those weapons” and enemy forces coming across the border….
…as long as the coalition forces watch their back at all times.