Never before have soldiers from so many states served in the same war theater
NATO was once the North Atlantic protection force just in case those crazy Ruskies were to attack us but since the collapse of Russia they sort of got bored and decided to become an aggressor themselves. They sort of became a gang. Colors, murder, drugs you name it they’re into it and they’re also fully equipped by the main gang the US army. So welcome to the first global army. John Key must feel very proud that he can send our home trained army thugs with the biggest baddest gang of them all.
By the way the Taliban is shooting rockets into the capital and for all intends and purposes rules Afghanistan outside of the capital so expect the body bags to come back filled and the veterans who do survive to come home traumatised to the point of not being able to cope with event the slightest pressure costing us the taxpayers for their care.
Also expect the cost to this Nation in depression to rise as those in the know expect the cost for the war to rise above the cost of the war fought in Iraq
Two months before the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of NATO’s first-ever ground war the world is witness to a 21st Century armed conflict without end waged by the largest military coalition in history.
With recent announcements that troops from such diverse nations as Colombia, Mongolia, Armenia, Japan, South Korea, Ukraine and Montenegro are to or may join those of some 45 other countries serving under the command of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), there will soon be military personnel from fifty nations on five continents and in the Middle East serving under a unified command structure.
Never before have soldiers from so many states served in the same war theater, much less the same country.
By way of comparison, there were twenty six (higher, and looser, estimates go as high as 34) national contingents in the so-called coalition of the willing in Iraq as of 2006. In the interim between now and then troops from all contributing nations but the United States and Great Britain have been withdrawn and in most cases redeployed to Afghanistan.