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Dear Nancy and all the Airborne Angel Cadets,
We received our tree and decorations, and the wonderful Christmas stockings. They really made our Christmas a nice one so far from home. We are truly, humbly, tremendously grateful for your generosity and the support from everyone. We are a small team ... and we don't have many American things to remind us of home. Though we were unable to get some photos, we do want you to know how much we appreciated everything that you sent, and all of your good wishes for our safety, service and support. Thank you again for making our Christmas a bright one this year!
“All of us as commanders have reminded our senior leadership ... the war in Afghanistan has not ended, (just) the combat mission for NATO,” Gen. Philip Breedlove told Stars and Stripes.
“It’s hard to say, but we are going to continue to have (American) casualties” in Afghanistan, Breedlove said in an interview at Bagram Airfield.
Not all of the roughly 10,600 U.S. troops in Afghanistan as part of the U.S. operation Freedom’s Sentinel are assigned to Resolute Support. Some will conduct counterterrorism and related operations.
While American and NATO troops are no longer the main fighting force in Afghanistan, U.S. troops will continue to be in the line of fire on a regular basis during the follow-on mission, Maj. Gen. John Murray, deputy commander for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, said Tuesday.
Despite those risks, American troops in postwar Afghanistan “can’t just sit on the FOB” and completely disengage from the security threats facing Afghan forces, Murray said, referring to the 23 remaining U.S. forward operating bases scattered across Afghanistan.
Earlier this month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani suggested Washington re-examine its future plans because of a resurgent Taliban and the possible threat from other insurgent groups in the region.
"Here are some pictures from our Christmas celebration that you guys made happen. Thanks so much for your guys support and help making this a Christmas we will never forget!"
|Santa passing out Christmas presents to Soldiers in Afghanistan.|
|U.S. Soldiers posing with Santa in Afghanistan.|