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Afghanistan: The Calm Before the Storm
May 07, 2016
Afghanistan: The Calm Before the Storm
By not attacking during the opium harvest, Kabul has missed a critical opportunity to strike a blow against the Taliban.
Afghanistan: The Calm Before the Storm
Taliban Attack on Kandahar Airport: What We Know
December 10, 2015
Taliban Attack on Kandahar Airport: What We Know
As details emerge, the key question will be how did the attackers breach the airport’s security?
Taliban Attack on Kandahar Airport: What We Know
Afghan Forces are Suffering Record Losses
May 05, 2015
Afghan Forces are Suffering Record Losses
Could this undermine the fighting spirit of the Afghan army and police in their battles against the Taliban?
Afghan Forces are Suffering Record Losses
Taliban Onslaught: What is Happening in Afghanistan?
April 29, 2015
Taliban Onslaught: What is Happening in Afghanistan?
The fighting season in Afghanistan began with a vengeance this year.
Taliban Onslaught: What is Happening in Afghanistan?
Pentagon Declassifies Information on Afghan Security Forces
March 04, 2015
Pentagon Declassifies Information on Afghan Security Forces
SIGAR draws attention to discrepancies in ANSF force strength.
Pentagon Declassifies Information on Afghan Security Forces
White House to Reconsider Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan
February 12, 2015
White House to Reconsider Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan
A White House meeting today will determine whether more troops will stay in the country in 2015.
White House to Reconsider Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan
US Military Reverses Decision to Classify Data on Afghan Forces
February 04, 2015
US Military Reverses Decision to Classify Data on Afghan Forces
The US military has performed another U-turn on releasing data on the Afghan National Security Forces.
US Military Reverses Decision to Classify Data on Afghan Forces
Ash Carter Likely Pick for Next US Defense Secretary
December 04, 2014
Ash Carter Likely Pick for Next US Defense Secretary
Plus, North Korea, cyberwarfare, Afghanistan's future, and more. Mid-week links.
Ash Carter Likely Pick for Next US Defense Secretary
US Unable to Account for $626 Million Worth of Weapons in Afghanistan
July 30, 2014
US Unable to Account for $626 Million Worth of Weapons in Afghanistan
The U.S. Department of Defense cannot account for 747,000 weapons and auxiliary military equipment in Afghanistan.
US Unable to Account for $626 Million Worth of Weapons in Afghanistan
Afghanistan's 'Rogue' Security Personnel Problem
April 25, 2014
Afghanistan's 'Rogue' Security Personnel Problem
Afghanistan's security apparatus faces an insidious problem in the form of rogue personnel.
Afghanistan's 'Rogue' Security Personnel Problem
Afghanistan's
October 02, 2012
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
Attacks on coalition troops by members of Afghan security forces endanger partnering programs and point to grave cultural misunderstandings.
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
Afghan Reintegration Drama
February 07, 2012
Afghan Reintegration Drama
ISAF has worked to reintegrate Taliban fighters back into society. Distrust and history are complicating things.
Afghan Reintegration Drama
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