NATO's End In Afghanistan And The Achievements: Failed In Achieving Its Objectives

20 November 2014

By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. The organization constitutes a system of collective defense. NATO's headquarters are in Brussels, Belgium, one of the 28 member states across North America and Europe, the newest of which, Albania and Croatia, joined in April 2009. An additional 22 countries participate in NATO's Partnership, with 15 other countries involved in institutionalized dialogue programs. The combined military spending of all NATO members constitutes over 70 percent of the global total. 

NATO in Afghanistan a brief Summary:

After the US led invasion of Afghanistan Since August 2003, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has been conducting security operations, while also training and developing the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).On 16 April 2003, NATO agreed to take command of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which includes troops from 42 countries. At the end of 2014, ISAF will complete its mission, as planned and agreed with the Afghan authorities. In 2011, as agreed with the installed puppet Afghan authorities, a process of transition of full security responsibility to the Afghan security forces and institutions was launched. That process has been implemented as scheduled and is due to be completed at the end of 2014, when ISAF's mission will end as NATO troops are due to withdraw from Afghanistan by 31 December 2014. From a peak of around 140,000 in 2011, the force will shrink to 12,000 soldiers. It would be a challenge for any leader: balance the books after years of systemic corruption, battle a resurgent rebellion for independence.

The withdrawal of most NATO troops has triggered questions about the achievements of a military mission that cost billions of dollars and thousands of lives, including thousands of American, British and other western country's soldiers. What will happen when the troops and their dollars depart? 

NATO failed in achieving its objectives:

NATO's primary objective in Afghanistan was to enable the installed Afghan authorities to provide effective security across the country for their interest and the puppet regime against the popular independence rebellion by the freedom fighters, labeled as Taliban by the media.

NATO has failed in its primary objective in Afghanistan and apart from the city centers and the main capital government has no control in Afghanistan. The popular rebellion is gaining ground and there is vast support for the war against the invaders. The situation currently is a resilient rebellion, rampant corruption and a weak government. On the security front, the entire NATO exercise was one that caused Afghanistan a lot of suffering, a lot of loss of life and no gains.

Only one month before the scheduled pullout of international troops, most experts agree the results are mixed to null for the NATO led ISAF.

Both the high human and monetary cost of the NATO-led ISAF mission have led many to raise questions about the purpose and achievements of the military intervention, with innocent Muslim civilians increasingly bearing the brunt of the conflict.

During the 13 years ISAF military casualties and the civilian casualties caused by ISAF and Coalition/ISAF became a major political issue both in Afghanistan and in the troop contributing nations.

The United States, which provides the bulk of NATO troops in Afghanistan, has poured some $61 billion into training a nascent 350,000- security force, seeing it as the lynchpin of a plan to exit its longest war while the Taliban onslaught has killed more than 4,600 Afghan security force members already this year.

Incidents in recent days illustrate how Afghan puppet regime forces will struggle with reduced Western support, particularly from the air.

When Taliban attacked a foreign guest house in central Kabul last Thursday, Afghan commandos killed the attackers, but international helicopters and Special Forces helped in the mop-up operation that lasted hours.

Taliban fighters also entered Camp Bastion, a large base in the southern Helmand province handed over to Afghan troops a month ago by the withdrawing U.S. and British forces. It took Afghan soldiers three days to regain control.

After 13 years of NATO struggle for their puppet installed mafia style government the puppet Afghan government is seen as rapacious, abusive, and exclusionary by the common Afghans. Corruption is still rampant at all levels of the state apparatus, including in the government which has suffered a legitimacy crisis after allegations of widespread fraud during the fake 2009 elections and the fake 2013 elections.

The analysts currently monitoring Afghanistan indicates that the extensive casualties and logistical problems suffered by Afghan troops have proved that they are very weak are not resilient in tactical fighting against the Taliban. The puppet Afghan forces remain deeply troubled as they continue to be afflicted by drug abuse, illiteracy, desertions and combat-related incapacities.

NATO has failed in Afghanistan pretending to have succeeded but that's just camouflage to disguise what is in fact an embarrassing if predictable defeat.

 NATO troops in Afghanistan are in a similar situation like the Soviet invaders. As combat troops leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014, the country will again be left "with a severely damaged and very weak economic base", reliant for years on vast sums of international aid which solidify the statement the NATO has failed in Afghanistan collectively and institutionally.



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