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Fashion Faux Pas: US Wasted Millions on Afghan Army Uniforms
June 22, 2017

Fashion Faux Pas: US Wasted Millions on Afghan Army Uniforms

By Catherine Putz
Why choose a forest uniform for a mostly dry and beige country?

2016 Fighting Season Highlights Vulnerabilities for Afghan Forces
August 31, 2016

2016 Fighting Season Highlights Vulnerabilities for Afghan Forces

By Shawn Snow
Why the fortress fiefdom effect is reducing the combat capabilities of Afghan forces.
US To Send $60 Million Arms Package to Afghanistan
August 26, 2016

US To Send $60 Million Arms Package to Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are slated to receive over 5,000 new rifles and machine guns.

Afghan Commandos: Afghanistan’s First, Last, and Best Line of Defense
August 23, 2016

Afghan Commandos: Afghanistan’s First, Last, and Best Line of Defense

By Shawn Snow
Commandos are the country's best hope for staving off advances from the Taliban and ISIS.

Afghanistan and Pakistan Return to the Blame Game After the Kabul Attacks
April 27, 2016

Afghanistan and Pakistan Return to the Blame Game After the Kabul Attacks

By Hamzah Rifaat
Afghanistan is playing the blame game with Pakistan once again. Islamabad and Kabul need to focus on the fight against terror.

3 Lessons for Kabul and Washington After the Battle for Kunduz
October 15, 2015

3 Lessons for Kabul and Washington After the Battle for Kunduz

By Ankit Panda
The 15-day siege of Kunduz will be a wake-up call for Kabul and Washington.

The Plight of Afghanistan’s Soldiers
October 07, 2015

The Plight of Afghanistan’s Soldiers

By Ali Reza Sarwar and Moh. Sayed Madadi
The Afghan government is failing to provide its military with the leadership and support it needs.
US Military Reverses Decision to Classify Data on Afghan Forces
February 04, 2015

US Military Reverses Decision to Classify Data on Afghan Forces

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The US military has performed another U-turn on releasing data on the Afghan National Security Forces.

What’s Mitt’s Foreign Policy?
August 29, 2012

What’s Mitt’s Foreign Policy?

While America’s Presidential Election won’t be won on foreign policy, Mitt Romney’s experience and views matter.

Afghan Commandos’ Mixed Show
January 29, 2012

Afghan Commandos’ Mixed Show

An unexpected insurgent attack in Paktika offers an opportunity to assess the Afghan military in action.

Afghan Commandos’ Mixed Show
January 29, 2012

Afghan Commandos’ Mixed Show

An unexpected insurgent attack in Paktika offers an opportunity to assess the Afghan military in action.

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