Posted on Mar 10, 2021
CPT Gurinder (Gene) Rana
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London/Afghanistan: President Joe Biden is under pressure to decide whether to abide by an Afghanistan peace deal reached in Donald Trump’s final year aimed at bringing the 2,500 troops left in the country home after almost two decades of war.

The challenge is pulling it off without leaving the Taliban poised to retake power. The Taliban is constantly challenging the Afghan administration to abrogate the deal, so it can retake control of the country.
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CPT Jack Durish
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Challenge? Here's the challenge. Are we finally prepared to accept the weight of history? Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires. We accomplished our mission and not only defeated our enemies there, but also walked away with honor. Anyone who thinks we can stay and build a nation on the bones of empire builders is a fool...
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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
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SSG (Join to see) - I'm afraid that you're right..
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SFC Melvin Brandenburg
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People fail to realize Afghanistan is composed of competing tribes who have never viewed themselves as one People. There is no way to change that. That is why Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires.
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SFC Randy Hellenbrand
SFC Randy Hellenbrand
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And don't forget to throw in extremist relegion.
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Hey Uppity...sounds like what happened in Vietnam after the U.S. left.
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SSgt Engineering
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I’m not sure we can ever have a solid peace deal in that area. It’s more about either deciding to be a police force there, or cutting our loses and withdrawing. There really is no middle ground anymore.
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CPT Gurinder (Gene) Rana
CPT Gurinder (Gene) Rana
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SSgt (Join to see), your inputs are much-appreciated.
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SFC Randy Hellenbrand
SFC Randy Hellenbrand
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As long as the nut case religious extremist in the Taliban have a word to say..... Well, you know what they do.
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SFC Randy Hellenbrand agreed. Unfortunately we have some religious extremists here in the US that are almost (if not) just as bad.
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SFC Randy Hellenbrand
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SSgt (Join to see) - If you don't mind the pun: Amen.
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SSG Bill McCoy
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Great question. I have to wonder too about WHY Trump didn't get hardly any recognition for the peace deals. After all, Obama got the Nobel prize merely for getting elected. I'm not saying Trump should get the Nobel prize; but only that the media sure skipped over any real recognition.
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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
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CPT Gurinder (Gene) Rana - I can't believe that anyone believes that Trump was responsible for the horrid actions in D.C. when the Senate was about to certify the votes. His rhetoric was far from telling anyone with half a brain, to riot. I honestly don't know if it was all right-wing people, or instigators as has been alleged. All I do know is the Dem Congress were/are a bunch of liberals whose primary focus, LIKE Republicans, is to get re-elected. Both parties pander, lie and throw out garbage accusations. It's ALL smoke & mirrors (both parties).
We are losing our country to a bunch of professional politicians that our Forefathers warned us about.
By the way, sir - thanks for not turning this discussion into personal BS.
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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
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Interesting. I've never seen anyone "voted down" for a non-confrontational opinion, SFC Randy Hellenbrand.
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SFC Randy Hellenbrand
SFC Randy Hellenbrand
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SSG Bill McCoy - Putting us on the brink of civil war and causing the death of 500,000+. The only thing Donnie did was line his pocket and I wish I could command the firing squad the day he is found guilty of insurrections and treason.
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SSG Bill McCoy
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SFC Randy Hellenbrand - Civil war? Trump? Interesting view/opinion, albeit absurd, but no more so than anticipation of convicting him and a firing squad. C'mon, even Obama was as hatefully viewed by conservatives. The hatred exhibited against Trump is as embarrassing as it was destructive to the U.S.
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