Taliban Still Possess Large Threat To US Military In Afghanistan

OpsLensNewsChannelPublished: September 27, 2017
Published: September 27, 2017

This week it was confirmed that the Taliban has retaken control of a key district in the northwestern province Afghanistan.

A tumultuous area of the country, the region has changed hands twice during the past several months. The Taliban has remained on the offensive in all regions of Afghanistan, despite the fact that the US military has loosened the rules of engagement to target the Taliban and give more discretion to US commanders to launch air strikes and other kinetic operations.

While the US military is deploying an additional 3,000 troops to Afghanistan, they will primarily serve as advisers to the Afghan military and police. Meanwhile, the Taliban has been able to launch attacks using hundreds of fighters during broad daylight with little fear of being targeted via the air.

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