Tuesday, October 8, 2019

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper: US Military Has Been Hitting The Taliban Harder Since The End Of Peace Talks

Task & Purpose: The US military has been hitting the Taliban harder since peace talks fell through, Esper says

At the direction of President Donald Trump, the U.S. military has ramped up the number of air and ground attacks against the Taliban, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday.

“We did step up our attacks on the Taliban since the [peace] talks broke down," Esper told reporters while returning from visits to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky. “The president spoke about this publicly. We did pick up the pace considerably."

In September, the president placed peace talks on hold amid continued Talban attacks. Now, the Taliban are reaping the whirlwind.

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Update: Trump defense head says US has stepped up attacks on Taliban since talks broke down (The Hill)

WNU Editor: The data shows that this is the case .... The US military dropped more bombs on Afghanistan in the last month than it has since 2010 (Task & Purpose).

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