We Follow A New Generation Of Soldiers Headed To Afghanistan (HBO)

Yesterday afternoon, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went to Capitol Hill to ask for an extension of the Authorization for Use of Military Force, the law that allows the U.S. to continue to wage wars against those responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

Meanwhile, more than 4,000 US troops will be deploying to Afghanistan this Fall, as the conflict enters its 17th year. The US already has around 8,500 troops on the ground in the region, but this new effort is a bid to boost a combat force tasked with destroying the Taliban.

And so, 16 years after the beginning of the Afghan conflict, VICE News joined the 3rd Infantry Division of Fort Stewart, Georgia, as a new generation of soldiers marches off to war.

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46 thoughts on “We Follow A New Generation Of Soldiers Headed To Afghanistan (HBO)

  1. The Taliban now controls more territory than it ever has. After 16 years of constant combat and roughly $714 billion spent by Americans to purge the terror group, the Taliban looks its strongest, establishing footholds in nearly every single province.
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  2. Can we please remove all troops from Afghanistan πŸ‡¦πŸ‡«, let our Puppet Government Fade Out And Bomb the Taliban Terrorists who pose a threat but by Unmanned Drones? This is a quagmire that shouldn’t be happing. I’ll be commissioned in the Air Force Soon, but I find it redundant for an Airman like me who was a Year Old when 9/11 happened, but I’m still fighting the fight my Uncle fought 18 years ago. This has to stop. Focus on Africa or someplace else!

  3. I would give my left nut to take anyone of these guys places. Try spending 4 years of your life working out and getting ready to serve and you join during Somalia and get out before Bosnia. All peacetime. I would love to go to these places even if it’s the same shit.

  4. It's sad when people say things like, "these people will probably never see combat". Sure, so that means that what they're doing is any less honorable? That we shouldn't still pray for them? That we shouldn't still worry for their families? Whether they ever see combat or not, we should remember their sacrifice. They voluntarily decided to enlist, knowing that theres a probability that they will be deployed and away from the families for months. They still sacrificed and I will never forget that. God bless all who serve/served. It's men and women like these that I thank each and everyday, because if it wasn't for them and the people who served before them, I'm not sure where myself or anyone else would be today.

  5. I think it is time foreign nations armed, trained, funded and aided in anyway possible those brave unbeaten freedom fighters in there goal of forced regime change and to take back there country from all enemies both foreign and domestic. The global terrorists need to be stopped dead. Let us all pray the 4'000 terrorists are wiped out before killing anymore innocent people.

  6. They need to be on a charter bus instead of a school bus , prisoners have nicer things . We need to treat these people like they but their life on the line .

  7. we're not winning this war. If we could beat the Taliban we would have already. All we're doing is giving them fuel from propaganda. Am sick of soldiers fighting and dying for no reason. Fight smarter or spend that money at home

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