We barely have 100, 000 troops.
My leadership does not speak for my interests, the same as your leadership seems not to speak for the interests majority of the population of the us.
Military population. What do you think we are talking about? Kids, grandma’s and grandpa’s?
The UK army has a total of 134,200 personnel while the US army has 1,011,800. So by my reckoning using mental arithmatic is roughly 6% of the total force. The US supplies 12% based on the figures you have provided. Lets not forget that the British contingent was in double figures - the total number I can’t remember and can’t be bothered to research - but it wasn’t near 20 thousand?
I believe 20,000 troops as a ratio would be close to 80% of what the US has provided in manpower given that both armies were the same size. No?
Have a look at what our commanders have been saying about why troops moving to Afghanistan would be a good thing. The reasons are for too great to list here. Do your own background reading.
I’m just rebelling against your totally misplaced pride and arrogance in the failure of yet another US led conflict. How dare you accuse me of flaccid nationalism and then compare me to something as insignificant as French opinions about American consumer culture. You’re an idiot.
I’m not. Pretty defensive today, aren’t you Fred?
Swings and roundabouts. It’s the way of the world.