Ever wonder why the U.S. is still in Afghanistan?

Here’s why:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/13/AR2008071301644.html

“As a forward operating site, Bagram must be able to provide for a long term, steady state presence which is able to surge to meet theater contingency requirements,” the Army said in requesting the money.

When he initially sought the funds last year, Adm. William J. Fallon, then commander of U.S. Central Command, described Bagram as “the centerpiece for the CENTCOM Master Plan for future access to and operations in Central Asia.”

In another sign that U.S. troops will be there a long time, the Army requested, and Congress provided, $41 million for a 30-megawatt power plant at Bagram. It is capable of generating enough electricity for a town of more than 20,000 homes.

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Looks like the FedGov is planning on staying for awhile in order to meddle in Central Asia.  I guess the FedGov didn’t learn it’s lesson in SE Asia 30+ years ago.

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Published in: on July 22, 2008 at 2:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

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