Afghan Soldiers missing from Cape Cod Base

We don’t learn do we? This isn’t the first time.

Three Afghan National Army soldiers are missing from a Cape Cod military base where they had been taking part in a training exercise.

The Massachusetts National Guard reported that the three were reported missing by security personnel at Joint Base Cape Cod late Saturday, and said there is no indication that they pose a public threat. A statement identified the soldiers as Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Cpt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, and Cpt. Noorullah Aminyar. U.S. military officials told The Associated Press that the men were last seen at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis.

The exercises have been held annually since 2004 to promote cooperation and interoperability among forces, build functional capacity, practice peacekeeping operations and enhance readiness.

Remember this story. 

HOUSTON — If the 17 foreign soldiers who walked away from language training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio had been from, say, Guatemala or Kenya, they probably would not have received much attention. Military officials say it is not uncommon for officers visiting from countries where life is hard to get a glimpse of the American dream while studying here and go absent without leave.

But the 17 officers who deserted between 2006 and this year were all from Afghanistan, and in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Fort Hood last fall, that fact belatedly raised eyebrows among military and law enforcement officials who track terrorists.

So, why do we feel the need to bring Afghan soldiers to the US to train?  It’s not like the Cape Cod Terrain is just so similar.  The reason is incompetent leaders that are so politically correct that they feel the need to show just how progressive they are. It’s all about cooperation with these guys except it’s a major risk the US people are never told about until it goes wrong.   Hopefully it won’t go very wrong.  But as I was once told hope isn’t an operational term.

UPDATE:  The three have been found trying to get into Canada. But look two other were missing for a time from Quantico.  

Three Afghan soldiers, who went missing while in Massachusetts for military training, have been found trying to cross the border into Canada, a Defense Department official said Monday.

“I can confirm that the Canadians have them,” the official said.

Associated Press

The Afghan officers were reported missing late Saturday after a trip to a shopping mall in Hyannis, Mass., about 20 miles from Joint Base Cape Cod, where they were involved in a training exercise. Earlier this month, two Afghan police officers disappeared from a Drug Enforcement Administration training program in Quantico, Va., and were found several days later in that area.


2 thoughts on “Afghan Soldiers missing from Cape Cod Base

  1. At least Bush’s war grind of Afghanistan and Iraq kept them busy over there. If I was them, I would have sent assets to Mexico to setup FOBs and logistics already. But they don’t hire my services or advice.

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