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Here’s all the US military equipment that likely ended up in Taliban hands
A windfall for the Taliban.
What a stolen motorcycle reveals about America’s failed strategy in Afghanistan
An excerpt from 'Reign of Terror' by Spencer Ackerman.
The predictable collapse of the Afghan Air Force is happening in real time
None of this is surprising.
The US still doesn’t know how many Afghan security forces actually exist, surprising no one
In other news, water is wet
The US still can’t effectively track weapons and vehicles given to Afghan security forces
Despite investing millions in a high-tech gear and vehicle accountability system to prevent theft and misuse by foreign personnel, nearly half of Afghan security forces simply aren't using it due...
Afghan security forces averaged one insider attack every 4 days in the closing months of 2019, new data shows
Afghan National Defense and Security Forces personnel carried out 33 insider attacks during the fourth quarter of 2019, resulting in 90 casualties, according to a new report from the Special...
ISIS is biding its time in Afghanistan
Six month after President Donald Trump declared victory over the ISIS "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, the terror group continues to mount a bloody comeback across the Middle East —...
Afghanistan’s security forces lost 42,000 troops in the last year in a crackdown on ‘ghost soldiers’
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a report that ANDSF personnel size had gone down by nearly 10 percentage points in the most recent quarter compared...
US troops wiped out a contingent of Afghan security forces with an airstrike for the second time in a month
A contingent U.S. and Afghan troops came under fire from another group of Afghan security forces before calling in air support in self-defense, a U.S. military spokesman announced on Wednesday
The Pentagon is ending a training program for Afghan pilots after nearly half go AWOL in the US
The U.S. military may no longer track how much territory the Afghan government controls, but here's at least one definite metric of success
Almost every US metric for the war in Afghanistan ‘is now classified or nonexistent,’ so obviously things are going swimmingly
So, how goes the never-ending war in Afghanistan? According to United States's top government oversight authority there, well, we don't know and can't say
The Army Won’t Say If Afghan Forces Can Handle A US Withdrawal Yet
"I would certainly hesitate to use the word 'dramatic' improvement."
Taliban Kill Dozens Of Afghan Security Forces In Brazen Suicide Attack
The Taliban killed at least 126 members of the Afghan security forces inside a military compound in central Maidan Wardak province on Monday, a senior defense official said
Progress! Taliban Calls Afghan Government ‘Kabul Administration’ Instead Of ‘Puppets’ For Once
The Afghan Taliban may have shown up in the United Arab Emirates for a confab with an extremely conciliatory United States this … Continued
Taliban Fighters Massacre Scores Of Afghanistan Security Forces — Again
Taliban fighters massacred more than 57 Afghan military personnel and police officers in four separate attacks across northern Afghanistan, Afghan officials … Continued
Watch Afghan Special Forces’ All-Female Platoon Train To Kick Ass And Take Names
Within the special operations ranks of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces is a small, elite unit with a unique characteristic: It's made up entirely of women
Army Announces 2 New Afghanistan Troop Deployments As DoD Digs In For 2018
The Army plans on deploying the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Fort … Continued
The Longest War: 8 Years After My Last Deployment, I Returned To Afghanistan As A Reporter. Here’s What I Found
You know the story. On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacked our nation. A few weeks later, we sent over a … Continued
The DoD Has Barely Made A Dent In Afghan Security Forces’ Child Sex Abuse Problem
For years, military officials and lawmakers have acknowledged and tried to crack down on, sexual abuse of young boys by … Continued
DoD Really Doesn’t Want You To Know How Terrible Afghanistan’s Security Forces Are
After 16 years and $120 billion spent on the reconstruction of Afghanistan since the U.S. invasion, the Afghan National Defense … Continued
The DoD Has A $700 Million Ammunition Problem In Afghanistan
The Department of Defense has faced some serious obstacles with regards to keeping track of all of the U.S. military … Continued