Two American service members in Afghanistan have been killed, according to the NATO Resolute Support Mission. The names of the two service members are being withheld for 24 hours after their next of kin are notified, and the statement did not provide any details of the circumstances of their deaths.
Pentagon sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, reported to Newsweek that the “the two Americans killed were U.S. Special Forces members. Their unit is apart of the NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan.” And “the two service members died after sustaining gunshot wounds while on a joint operation with Afghan special operation soldiers. Three of the Afghan commandos were wounded in the firefight, said one of the sources.”
This announcement comes a day after U.S. officials announced negotiations with the Taliban would resume in Qatar to end America’s longest conflict.
Why are our military personnel still in that country? Is it because of the Taliban are a threat to us? I can think of at least two congresswomen that are more of a national security threat than they are. Is it because of the Opium grown in that country? If so, the president needs to tell us why that’s so important as to put our forces in harm’s way. Is it because they are there and leaders in the DOD have entrenched themselves in a war that helps promote themselves? Whatever the reasons, we don’t need to be there any longer wasting lives of men that have committed to serving our freedoms. #bringthemhome