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Afghan Air Force’s A-29s Only Drop ‘Dumb’ Bombs in Air Strikes so far
June 10, 2016

Afghan Air Force’s A-29s Only Drop ‘Dumb’ Bombs in Air Strikes so far

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Until now, Afghanistan’s new A-29 light attack aircraft have only been using unguided bombs against Taliban targets.
Afghan Air Force’s New Light Attack Aircraft Conducts More than 260 Sorties in Afghanistan
May 11, 2016

Afghan Air Force’s New Light Attack Aircraft Conducts More than 260 Sorties in Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have flown hundreds of close-air support and training missions since January.

Combat Mission Over, But US Remains at War in Afghanistan
May 09, 2016

Combat Mission Over, But US Remains at War in Afghanistan

By Ankit Panda
Details from the Pentagon's inquiry into the Battle for Kunduz in October 2015 highlight high combat involvement for U.S. forces.

Afghanistan: Will the Afghan Air Force Make a Difference in the 2016 Fighting Season?
April 14, 2016

Afghanistan: Will the Afghan Air Force Make a Difference in the 2016 Fighting Season?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Afghan Air Force will, for the first time, deploy new light attack aircraft in its fight against insurgents this year.

Afghanistan Won’t Be Able to Pay for its Military Until 2024 (At Least)
February 04, 2016

Afghanistan Won’t Be Able to Pay for its Military Until 2024 (At Least)

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said that the Afghan economy will need financial support “at least” until 2020.
Top US General in Afghanistan: Afghan Security Forces 'Could Potentially Collapse'
October 07, 2015

Top US General in Afghanistan: Afghan Security Forces 'Could Potentially Collapse'

By Franz-Stefan Gady
General John F. Campbell testified on the results of this year’s fighting season in front of the U.S. Congress.

Afghanistan’s Army to Receive More Armored Vehicles to Battle Taliban
October 05, 2015

Afghanistan’s Army to Receive More Armored Vehicles to Battle Taliban

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The ANA is to receive 55 additional Commando Select Armored Security Vehicles by February 2016.
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