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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."
$88 billion and 20 years later, the Afghan security forces are still no match for the Taliban
Not a lot to show.
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 trained to do the work.'
US government officials are encouraged to lie about progress in Afghanistan, special inspector general says
'You create from the bottom up an incentive because of short time frames – we're there for six months, nine months, or a year – to show success. That gets reported up the chain and before we know it the president is talking about success that doesn't exist.'
The Army’s much-hyped advise-and-assist brigade couldn’t find enough soldiers to actually advise and assist, SIGAR chief says
According to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the U.S. Army's 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade that had a major problem: it simply couldn't find enough soldiers to get the job done
Criminal Probe Launched Over $28 Million ‘Forest’ Uniforms For Afghan Troops
The top U.S. oversight official in Afghanistan said Tuesday he has launched a criminal probe into why the Pentagon may...
Afghan Deaths Soar To Highest On Record As US Weighs Sending More Troops
Almost 16 years after the U.S.-backed ouster of the Taliban, Afghanistan remains in the grip of a war with “shockingly...