UK commits to increase troops in Afghanistan after Trump request

| July 11, 2018

According to Stars & Stripes, the British Prime Minister Theresa May, promised to add 440 troops to the UK’s mission in Afghanistan after President Trump urged allies to shoulder some of the US commitments overseas. The additional troops will bring the UK’s total to 1100;

“NATO is as vital today as it ever has been and our commitment to it remains steadfast,” May said Tuesday, according to Reuters. “The alliance can rely on the U.K. to lead by example.”

NATO ended combat operations in Afghanistan in 2014 but a separate U.S. counterterrorism mission continues.

The announcement of more British troops came as Reuters reported that the U.S. is preparing to review its Afghanistan strategy after Trump expressed frustration over a lack of progress.

Category: Terror War

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  1. sj says:

    I’m so confused. I thought the President was making a fool of himself at NATO and the Euro weenies were ignoring him? All this winning is getting tiring.

    I love his getting in NATO’s face. I mentioned before a program I was on trying to get NATO to buy JSTARS like they did AWACS. The highlight was a NATO nation’s senior defense official telling me “Why should we buy it? You’ll bring yours if we ever need it.” And, he was right.

  2. Mason says:

    We’ll always have Britain (except for during Vietnam, but then we had the Aussies and those guys are Brits with a screw loose). Looks like most of continental Europe is happy to go on without us and virtue signal themselves in a socialist, multi-cultural paradise.

  3. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Trump is letting them have it. He is pulling no punches and is not playing the subtle signal, let-the-pundits-interpret-for-the-stupid-little-people approach of his predecessors in office. Trump is not about one-world anything. He is about America first and taking care of true friends while giving the bird to others. John “Jungle Stroll w/ Cameraman” Kerry is all upset and has attacked the president while the president is doing our nation’s business overseas. What a worm is Kerry. What a despicable POS. Trump, all are finding out, is not beholden to anyone. It’s boner time.

    • SFC D says:

      What the Trump haters fail to realize is that we didn’t elect Trump to be nice and play footsie-politics like that guy that was in the White House before him. We hired him to get shit done. And that requires telling the Euro-weenies that the free bus ride is over, either pay the fare or get off at the next stop.

  4. AW1Ed says:

    sKerry (did you know he was in Viet of the Nam?) takes this special moment to beclown himself with his unwanted opinions.

    Fox News Link

    “He is steadily destroying our reputation in the world,” Kerry said, adding that Trump displayed a “woeful ignorance” of European defense spending.

    Except for the part where Trump is getting results.

    NATO leaders pledged their “unwavering commitment” to boost defense spending on Wednesday, following stern words from President Trump criticizing European leaders for spending too little.

    The U.S. and European allies signed a declaration stating they are “committed to improving the balance of sharing the costs and responsibilities of alliance membership.”

    The declaration comes after confrontational and testy discussions between Trump and other NATO leaders.

    Eat a bag of dicks, Kerry.

    • Mason says:

      He’s already eaten so many bags of dicks he’s going to write a cookbook.

      Kerry and all the other establishment political class just can’t stand that Trump is;
      A – Right! We’ve been the cash cow AND the defender of the world for decades.
      B – Effective
      C – Not afraid of calling it like it is. “Diplomacy” be damned.

      Six more years of Trump and this country will be greater than it ever has been. Off to a more amazing start than I would have ever expected.

  5. Ray says:

    Oh yeah, I saw this story on CNN and MSNBC too.