NATO's gradual retreat. UAV strengthen Britain in Afghanistan.
Pilots in a squadron of new UAV / MQ-9 Reaper, a military base RAF Waddington, British military base location with high technique, will fly planes Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) made in the United States. England has five planes UAV/MQ-9 Reaper, made General Atomics, the United States was, in southwestern Afghanistan. Used to attack targets suspected to be militants from the base of the United States Air Force base in Nevada because the UK does not have that capability. Britain will increase the number of unmanned aircraft Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), tasked with reconnaissance and fighting in Afghanistan, the new UAV squadron, five MQ-9 Reaper aircraft will be sent to Afghanistan. Soon operates in six weeks. British Reaper, for the first time to operate from the control terminal screens in the UK. Similarly, according to the Guardian.
There are many things that make NATO continues to increase the resistance forces in Afghanistan. Is the delivery of new UAV squadron / MQ-9 Reaper, is associated with the deaths of 52 people personal NATO forces this year. Making the UK concerned about the safety of his men who are members of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Although the United States said a joint operation with Afghan forces returned to normal. After a wave of NATO forces receive "insider attacks" by Afghan troops to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. British defense minister, Philip Hammond, said Britain would soon put an end to ascertain his involvement in the war in Afghanistan. UK plans to speed up attracting thousands of troops from Afghanistan next year. The British admitted as much under pressure to quickly end its involvement in a war that never finished it. Although Philip Hammond, did not elaborate on what he meant by it was a lot of pressure. He said the war in Afghanistan is a war that is expensive and no longer popular.
British defense minister told the BBC, Philip Hammond, said the number of troops that will pull back from Afghanistan about the thousands. In 2014, it was Afghanistan guarantees net of the British troops. The amount to be withdrawn is significant, not hundreds of thousands, but Hammond did not predict to be the majority. About 500 troops are scheduled to go home to England at the end of this year. Soldiers who have left Afghanistan by 9 thousand soldiers. Thousands of troops remaining will escalate in 2013. Although not a clear majority, the maximum forces will pull out of Afghan personnel 4500, Reported by Reuters, at least 424 British troops have died in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion, led by the United States. As members Nort Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Other, England has slashed defense budgets, the number of troops and equipment program, as budget restrictions. Given the size of the UK budget spent during the war in Afghanistan. The number of members of the British army more or less, 375,690 active Army personnel, Army reserve personnel 299 280, total number of 674 970 British armed forces personnel. Including 9500 soldiers serving in Afghanistan. Most of the Helmand Province. The United Kingdom is a member of the European Union, the Commonwealth, the Council of Europe, G7, G8, G20, NATO, OECD, and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Military spending ranks fourth largest in the world.
Prayer and hope for all the family, to meet the end of the withdrawal of troops by the end of 2014, NATO will gradually withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
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