The US campaign in Afghanistan has failed and the US should withdraw its troops from that country says Zamir Kabulov, the Russian president’s special envoy to Afghanistan. He added that Kabul has grown into a “global incubator of international terrorism.”
“The American campaign in Afghanistan has failed. Afghanistan risks becoming a global incubator of international terrorism. It has, in fact, already partially grown to become it,” Kabulov added.
Russia has also strongly opposed the US’s attempt to replace the regular US Army in Afghanistan with military contractors.
According to the US Government Accountability Office, the US Department of Defense has already spent more than $76 billion on weapons and equipment for the Afghan security forces since 2002. US has paid for 600,000 weapons, including rifles and pistols, for the Afghan Army and police.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has said he is “very close” to announcing a new strategy on Afghanistan telling reporters that, “It’s a very big decision for me.”