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The Three US NATO Militants Murdered In Afghanistan Finally Identified

The Three US NATO Militants Murdered In Afghanistan Finally Identified

The three US soldiers who were killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan have been successfully identified by the U.S. Military.

The brave hearts named Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Sgt. William M. Bays, 29, of Barstow, California, and Cpl. Dillon C. Baldridge, 22, of Youngsville, North Carolina, were all from the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, headquartered at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Gen. John W. Nicholson, the commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan said in a statement on Monday, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of our soldiers who were killed and wounded. We will always remember our fallen comrades and remain committed to the mission they carried out and for which they ultimately gave their lives.

Regardless of the extra security given to the U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, the threat to their lives is always high. The conditions keep worsening despite the army’s continuous actions to safeguard their lives. However, attacks have reduced in number since 2012 after new security procedures were implemented, and the better vetting of the Afghan security forces.

What causes such attacks? The motifs are unclear. Sometimes due to personal conflicts or due to the Taliban’s infiltration of the Afghan military.

The United States has 8,400 troops deployed in Afghanistan. The Trump Administration has now proposed to send an additional 2,000 to 4,000 troops to add to their numbers.

 

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