Polish Forces in Afghanistan

You knew Polish troops were in AFG right?

  • Nope - thought they were all in Wisconsin

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Goatman

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From the ' Latest reports' thread (maintained virtually single-handed by hansvonhealing :D ) :

Earth Times
1,000 Polish troops more to Afghanistan
Thu, 10 May 2007

WARSAW, Poland, May 10 Poland plans to sent 1,000 more troops to Afghanistan to join NATO forces fighting Taliban and al-Qaida rebels, Poland Radio reported Thursday.

Polish troops already in Afghanistan number about 500, of whom 100 were deployed last year and 400 earlier this year.

Abdul Haider, Afghan ambassador to Poland, said Warsaw's efforts to beef up its contigent symbolize the strength of strong links between the two countries.

Krzysztof Bobinski of the Polish Institute of International Affairs said dispatching additional troops to Afghanistan "will be a hard pill to swallow for plenty of Poles." Bobinski said firing rockets and guns is not the way to win the war. He suggested government reform and economic development as more effective tools.

The report said a recent public poll indicated nearly 80 percent of Poles are against involvement in Afghanistan.

Source: www.earthtimes.org/art...61375.html

and if that doesn't work on UPI here


Good on 'em !



Le Chevre
 
#2
Goatman said:
Bobinski said firing rockets and guns is not the way to win the war. He suggested government reform and economic development as more effective tools.
Yes, but firing rockets and guns at the Taliban, who've been attacking road workers, schools, and developement projects seems like it might help as well.
 
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all i know is when we planned the comms layout for their building we hit a brickwall because they had sent the stores officer. he had no idea how many or what type of phones or computers he need just how many tables and chairs

oh well you live and learn
 

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