Billions From U.S. Fail to Sustain Foreign Forces

WASHINGTON — With alarming frequency in recent years, thousands of American-trained security forces in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia have collapsed, stalled or defected, calling into question the effectiveness of the tens of billions of dollars spent by the United States on foreign military training programs, as well as a central tenet of the Obama administration’s approach to combating insurgencies.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    It’s a waste of time and money to train those insurgents , after they get trained they become enemies.

    • Many have deserted to Europe as migrants.

      • ntt1

        yes and given time ,they will use their expertise to overthrow germany or france.

  • Millie_Woods

    You don’t have to be Douglas McArthur to see that that tactic is doomed to fail. If you go there and make war you have to stay until you’ve established peace. Some successful examples are Germany and Korea. In short, if you’re not committed you can’t expect anyone else to be.

    • Muslim states may have to be re-colonized.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I expressed that opinion to someone today, and let’s just say that will be a ‘hard sell’.

        • Armageddon em;)

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            You might have stumbled onto an insanely good idea.
            ISIS is really hung up on the idea of a final battle in Syria (like Megiddo but at a different location) that they think they are prophesied to win.
            Give them a few years warning that we will have a battle there and then when they all show up to play, nuke the joint, along with Mecca and Medina, just so they get the point.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Def Leppard sucks.

      • Millie_Woods

        First they need the jihad beat out of them. That’s going going to require violence on a scale larger than they’re capable of resisting. Sad, but appears it’s the only thing they understand.

        • V10_Rob

          Pretty much this. No ceasefires or backing ‘moderate’ puppets, no surrenders with dignity or power/territory intact. The defeat must be unconditional and total, without any excuses or ‘traitors’ to nourish a myth that they would have won except for X.

          There’s no guarantee that it’d work, but to even have a chance of succeeding, they need to crushed militarily and spiritually.

  • You can’t win without naming the enemy.

    The enemy is Islamic theology. (It creates a cult.) All of Islam is infected with it.

    We deal with the core problem (Islamic theology) or we loose.

    It is that simple. And cartoons are more effective than bombs.

    • They don’t even want to fight the enemy let alone name it.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The only effective fighting forces capable of holding their own and upholding our interests and values are the Israel Defense Forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga and both have been snubbed by Obama. The Jihadist-In-Chief is a loser who turns everything he touches into shit.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “… several thousand American-backed government forces and militiamen in Afghanistan’s Kunduz Province were forced to retreat last week when attacked by several hundred Taliban fighters.”
    Pitiful. Talk about F Troop. Call ’em “Bama’s Bums”.