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Taliban attack on Afghan security base kills over 100

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...an-security-base-kills-over-100-idUSKCN1PF0FC

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan on Monday killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100, amid government silence about one of the most deadly insurgent attacks in months.

Attackers rammed a captured military Humvee packed with explosives into a training center of the National Directorate for Security in Maidan Wardak province, west of the capital Kabul. At least two gunmen followed up, spraying the compound with gunfire before they were shot down.
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I would assume that the Taliban are encouraged & emboldened by Trump's statement that we will begin withdrawing troops from the country.

Alexander the Great, the Brits & the Russians failed to subjugate Afghanistan. Why do our leaders not learn from history?
 
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Politics will never learn from history, any more than politics learns from economics or any other academia. And now our longest conflict, spending all those lives and trillions in money, we still see the Taliban willing and able to attack.

Terrible...
 

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I would assume that the Taliban are encouraged & emboldened by Trump's statement that we will begin withdrawing troops from the country.

I distinctly recall Trump stating that as Commander-in-Chief, he would never tip-off the enemy by telegraphing US military moves in advance.

Just another Trump broken promise.
 

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...an-security-base-kills-over-100-idUSKCN1PF0FC

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan on Monday killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100, amid government silence about one of the most deadly insurgent attacks in months.

Attackers rammed a captured military Humvee packed with explosives into a training center of the National Directorate for Security in Maidan Wardak province, west of the capital Kabul. At least two gunmen followed up, spraying the compound with gunfire before they were shot down.
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I would assume that the Taliban are encouraged & emboldened by Trump's statement that we will begin withdrawing troops from the country.

Alexander the Great, the Brits & the Russians failed to subjugate Afghanistan. Why do our leaders not learn from history?

Nothing trump said emboldened them, the taliban never gave up. The problem is the taliban is actually very good at fighting, military structure and unit cohesion, they are not a match for the us military but are still a force not to be taken lightly. The afghan forces even with us training are mostly a joke, many do not hold loyalty to their country but rather their tribes or to money.

If the us leaves the taliban will eventually take back the country, if the us stays the taliban will not leave or dissapear, just instead beaten down and forced to retreat to rebuild and strike again, hence to control afghanistan without getting their tribal system on your side you would need to occupy it forever.
 
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