first published on February 10, 2016 by Will
A battalion of U.S. Army infantry soldiers will soon be deploying to Helmand, Afghanistan as the province and Afghan National Army fighting there both teeter on the brink of collapse.
The deployment is already being cloaked in public relations misinformation, saying the troops will only be there to train and advise the Afghan troops, and that this is merely a rotational switch-out with a unit scheduled to redeploy out of theater.
However, the deployment is more than that. This will be the largest deployment of combat troops to a non major base in Afghanistan since the supposed conclusion of NATO’s combat mission back in 2014. The troops will most likely be tasked with providing security for U.S. Special Operations forces who have have already been in country battling the Taliban for weeks.
The deploying unit is rumored to be from the 10th Mountain Division’s 2-87 Infantry. Go get some, boys.