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Biden says ‘buck stops with me’ after blaming Afghan military for country’s downfall
“President Biden must do everything in his power to fix this."
Afghan forces that supposedly ‘have the capacity’ to defend their country still rely on US airstrikes
The Taliban have captured up to 213 of Afghanistan’s 419 district centers.
$88 billion and 20 years later, the Afghan security forces are still no match for the Taliban
Not a lot to show.
The US still doesn’t know how many Afghan security forces actually exist, surprising no one
In other news, water is wet
Pompeo’s promise to slash Afghan military funding ‘immediately’ still hasn’t happened
"As far as I can tell, it was a food fight between State and DoD ... DoD continues to say 'we have received no guidance.'"
Planned $1 billion cut in US aid would come from Pentagon fund for Afghan security forces
"The idea they would cut security forces funding goes against U.S. national security interests."
Taliban may have free reign to attack Afghan troops and police under peace deal with US
It is unclear if the Taliban have pledged to stop killing Afghan security forces as part of a deal with the US.
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...
Afghan forces launch air and ground attacks on the Taliban, killing 51
Afghan forces used ground attacks and air strikes in multiple operations against the Taliban during the last 24 hours, killing 51 fighters in an escalation that signaled renewed deadlock in...
Most Afghan troops and police are ‘a hopeless nightmare and a disaster,’ special inspector general tells Congress
'The Afghan military – and particularly the Afghan police – has been a hopeless nightmare and a disaster. And part of it is because we rotate units through that aren't...
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...
The Taliban wiped out dozens of Afghanistan’s most elite commandos
An Afghan regional governor said 25 members of the country's elite commando units have been killed in fighting with the Taliban
Afghan security forces and civilians suffer their deadliest week of 2019
Information regarding the state of Afghan security forces has been mostly restricted.
Afghan security forces robbed and terrorized US-funded support staff to the tune of $780K
Members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces frequently robbed and abused the native Afghan personnel hired under three maintenance and operations contracts at ANDSF military bases, confiscating a...
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
CENTCOM Nominee Admits Afghan Military Would Collapse If US Left
Afghanistan’s security forces are taking unsustainable casualties and would collapse if all U.S. troops withdrew, the nominee to lead U.S. … Continued
Mattis Reveals Number Of Afghan Military Deaths Days After Dunford Says They’re Not Releasable
A “Washington gaffe” is defined as telling the truth, and Defense Secretary James Mattis may have just done that when … Continued
The Taliban Just Struck A Demoralizing Blow Against Afghan Security Forces
The Taliban celebrated the conclusion of a three-day ceasefire with Afghanistan's security forces on Wednesday by launching a brutal attack … Continued
Nobody Knows How Many Afghan Security Forces Really Exist, And The US Can’t Fix It
It’s no surprise that the state of affairs in Afghanistan isn’t what the Department of Defense hoped for as the … Continued
Afghan Gunman Kills 2 Americans At Military Base Near Kabul
Two Americans, a service member and a civilian, were shot and killed Wednesday by an Afghan wearing a military uniform … Continued
Everything I Really Need To Know I Learned From Afghan Security Forces
Editor’s Note: A version of this article originally appeared on Small Wars Journal in February 2013. A few years ago, … Continued