Posted November 02, 2018 08:03:20The world’s biggest chemical weapons facility is to open in Afghanistan and it is being hailed as the biggest of its kind in the world.
The US Army Chemical Corps announced the construction of the massive facility in southern Afghanistan on Monday, the first of its sort in the country, a development that has been welcomed by the US and its allies.
The facility will be the largest ever constructed in the region.
The site was selected because of its location in a region where the country’s drug cartels have a foothold, and because of the close proximity to the Afghan border.
It is expected that the facility will help in the eradication of opium production and cultivation, which has become a major concern for the Afghan government.
President Donald Trump has also signed an executive order calling for the US to establish a Joint Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
The United States has conducted hundreds of thousands of airstrikes against drug traffickers since taking office in January.
The new facility will hold up to 30,000 chemicals.
Its main entrance is under the Afghan National Police Headquarters, which is one of the biggest military bases in the south, said Colonel Mohammad Mohammad Hamid.
Mr Hamid said that this is the first time in the past 10 years that Afghanistan has been chosen as the location for a chemical weapons base.
“The chemical warfare is a war of attrition, it is a massive war,” he said.
“It is a strategic advantage for the international coalition, which includes the US, which have the capacity to destroy this facility.
It will allow us to destroy it.
This is a huge undertaking, but it is important, as the international community has said it will not tolerate a repeat of the chemical weapons attacks by the Taliban.”
The site has a capacity of 1.5 million litres of chemicals per day, and is expected to produce at least 3.5 tonnes of chemical per day.
The Chemical Corps said that it has already worked with the United Nations on this plan.
“We have a great team of experts who have worked in this area, and we have worked with international organisations such as the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,” said Colonel Hamid, who is also the deputy chief of staff for the Chemical Corps.
US officials have also confirmed that the location of the facility is in the vicinity of the city of Lashkar Gah, which was previously known as Nangarhar.
Lashkar Gach has a population of more than 10 million.
The military has not revealed how much the facility costs to build.
However, a recent report estimated that the $15 million cost was about the same as the cost of building the new Army Chemical Lab at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
“It’s a huge amount of money, and it’s a great success for the chemical war in Afghanistan,” said John Matson, a professor at Georgetown University and author of The Taliban: Inside the Army of Terror.
He said that the site would allow for the use of “durable and effective weapons”, such as “chemical agents” and “bombs”.
“We are going to see a lot of them,” he told the ABC.
President Trump has made Afghanistan a priority for the military, and has already announced plans to increase US troop levels in the conflict-torn nation.
After he took office, the US president pledged to send a special envoy to Afghanistan and to establish an “Afghan military council”.
“The Taliban are not in control of the country,” he declared at the time.
Since taking office, Mr Trump has announced plans for a military presence in the nation, including the construction and acquisition of 1,000 more troops, and the deployment of thousands more to the region and elsewhere.
Last year, Mr Bush signed an agreement with the Taliban to extend an $8 billion military aid package.
Despite the US military presence, Mr Hamid noted that “there is no shortage of weapons in Afghanistan”.
“I don’t think there’s any shortage of chemical warfare agents.
It’s just the nature of the war there is a very complex one,” he added.
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