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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."
Everything America did wrong in Afghanistan, according to the top US government watchdog
'We have to be honest with the American people.'
The US lost $19 billion in Afghanistan to waste, fraud, and abuse over a decade
The U.S. government lost approximately $19 billion in taxpayer dollars to waste, fraud, and abuse in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2018, according to the top government watchdog for the reconstruction effort there
The US still doesn’t know how many Afghan security forces actually exist, surprising no one
In other news, water is wet
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 Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
Taliban attacks in Afghanistan are at their highest level in a decade
The Taliban launched more attacks across Afghanistan in during the last three months of 2019 than during the same period each year since the U.S. first started collecting data back in 2010, according to a new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
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.'
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 to the previous trimester
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
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
Finally, The US Ekes Out A Win In Afghanistan After 2 Dismal Years
Finally, a bright spot amid 17 years of war in Afghanistan: insurgent control of the country has started to diminish...
Afghanistan Leaders Are Still Corrupt As Hell, Unsurprising New Report Says
New efforts to stamp out corruption among Afghan government officials and extricate the U.S. military from Afghanistan are going, well,...
In A Reversal, Pentagon Releases Data Showing Growing Insurgency In Afghanistan
In an abrupt about face, the U.S. military released data Tuesday showing insurgents in Afghanistan are growing stronger after a...
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...
Afghan Troops Are Going AWOL From US Training More Than Ever
Afghan troops traveling to the U.S. for training are going absent without leave at double the previous rate, raising security...
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...
The Afghan Military Just Got Its First Black Hawks. The Rest Can’t Come Soon Enough
The Afghan Air Force's first-ever UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters have arrived in Kandahar, reports Stars and Stripes, the first of...
Here’s Exactly How Much The US Has Spent On The War In Afghanistan — So Far
The United States has spent $714 billion on a war it’s losing. That’s according to the latest quarterly report from...
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...