Today we’ll get a chance to visit an Afghan military base. The images below are parts of old Soviet equipment located nearby as it was not allowed to take pictures of the base itself.
On June 23, 2011 President of the USA Barack Obama said he would remove American troops out of Afghanistan.
He made the promise before his elections and now he is trying to implement the idea into practice.
5000 soldiers will be sent home in July and 5000 other soldiers will reach their families by the end of the year.
Still, it is widely believed that Afghanistan will hardly become a country of peace following the removal of American troops.
The national army of the country is not yet strong enough to handle the political situation.
Corruption prospers here, many soldiers are drug-addicts and are secret followers of Taliban.
As soon as the American army leaves the country, the Taliban will take power.
It seems that it is the local police that are able to control the situation. Some their units look quite effective.
Any healthy man who is 18-35 years old can enter the army and get 150-200 dollars a month which is far from being enough.