The Afghan fool’s errand continues with no end in sight. Crippled by Obama’s impossible Rules of Engagement, our troops are there with no goal, no purpose, and no outcome other than to serve as targets for the Taliban.
“US ‘to expand’ 2015 Afghanistan combat role,” BBC, November 22, 2014:
US troops in Afghanistan will be allowed to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan from 2015, US officials say, expanding their role after the end of major combat operations.
Guidelines approved by President Barack Obama will also provide air support for Afghan missions, US media report.
The US force in the country is be cut to 9,800 by the end of 2014.
Previous plans had limited their role to training Afghan troops and tackling the remnants of al-Qaeda.
The military will now be allowed to fight the Taliban if the militants “directly threaten the United States and coalition forces” or provide “direct support to al-Qaeda”, an unnamed official told US media.
The Associated Press and the New York Times say the change has been quietly decided by President Obama in recent weeks….