War in Afghanistan haunts all of us, hope for peace with Taliban remains open

There are about 15,000 U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and 40,000 Taliban fighters. Reports indicate that some 2,300 soldiers have been killed. These numbers show U.S. administration is playing a risky game.
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KABUL, Afghanistan - Oct. 9, 2018 - PRLog -- The war in Afghanistan which was started by American leaders is the longest war in history of US with no end. At first, Afghanistan saw the landing of about 160,000 American forces, and of that some 2,300 soldiers have been killed while fighting in the country so far. Now, we are starting to see a clear pattern that is with numbers of forces deployed to the country since 2001. Consider that the population of Afghanistan is some 30 million and Taliban fighters estimate consists of about 40,000 which means that Taliban fighters represent 1 to 1000 people. However, the U.S. withdrawal of forces to about 10,000 in 2011 and after an increase of about 5000 under President Donald Trump totals 15,000 forces in the country right now. By working with these numbers, we see that the Taliban outweigh the international forces by about 25,000 fighters. This means that Taliban can recruit as and when they need to fight against the enemy. These numbers show U.S. administration is playing a risky game against Taliban.

Meanwhile, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government leaders are unable to bring the war to an end even after calling for ceasefire with the Taliban. There are about 650,000 Afghan forces fighting under the support and assist of foreign forces. The Taliban have repeatedly called for withdrawal of all forces to start peace talks. They previously said Americans are in Afghanistan for foreign occupation of their land.

Also, there are reports that U.S. has targeted innocent civilians by carrying out airstrikes including on a wedding and religious school. There may be more of these kinds of incidents but perhaps they are covered up. Is the U.S. playing a game with Afghan lives?

The 2019 Presidential Elections will take place next year and Abdullah Abdullah, CEO has yet signal if he would run for president again. The Taliban has said all Afghans should stay away from voting in the polls.
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