02 Apr '15, 7am

Georgians, US Deploy to Afghanistan to Support NATO: Georgian soldiers, alongside U.S. Marines, will deploy to...

Georgians, US Deploy to Afghanistan to Support NATO: Georgian soldiers, alongside U.S. Marines, will deploy to...

Georgian soldiers, alongside U.S. Marines, will deploy together as part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan after a ceremonial departure ceremony last Tuesday at Vaziani Training Area, approximately 180 kilometers south of Russia’s border. “You are better trained, more experienced and better prepared for the task at hand than we ever had before,” said Maj. Gen. Vakhtang Kapanadze, Chief of Defense of Georgian Armed Forces. Despite sustained tension in Eastern Europe between the West and Russia, Georgia’s contribution to NATO’s Resolute Support Mission is the largest, in terms of troop size, since the beginning of their participation in the Middle East. “We don’t [get] the chance to choose our country, to choose our neighbors, or to choose when we serve … but by supporting international security, you guarantee the safety and security of your own country,” said...

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