American CIA to keep a strong force along Pakistan Afghanistan border even after US troops withdrawal
KABUL - United States Central Intelligence Agency plans to keep a strong force along Pakistan Afghanistan border even after US troops withdrawal.
Reports indicate that Washington has resolved its differences with the Taliban about withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan as the Doha talks are underway.
The American intelligence agency is known to support, arm and train several proxy forces throughout Afghanistan.
Langley plans to keep those proxy forces operating in the country for the foreseeable future, regardless of whether US troops pull out, says Glinski.
She gives the example of the Khost Protection Force (KPF), a 6,500-strong unit of Afghan soldiers who are “trained, equipped and funded by the CIA”.
The KPF is the most active and visible of an extensive network of CIA-sponsored paramilitary groups in Afghanistan.
According to the report, the KPF operates almost exclusively along the Afghan-Pakistani border and has a strong presence in Taliban strongholds like Ghazni, Paktia, and Khost.