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Can a New US Surge Stabilize Afghanistan?
June 01, 2017

Can a New US Surge Stabilize Afghanistan?

By Ali Reza Sarwar
Trump is considering sending more troops to Afghanistan, but that won't solve the underlying problems.

Afghanistan: The Calm Before the Storm
May 07, 2016

Afghanistan: The Calm Before the Storm

By Naqeebullah Miakhel and Najibullah Noorzai
By not attacking during the opium harvest, Kabul has missed a critical opportunity to strike a blow against the Taliban.
Taliban Attack on Kandahar Airport: What We Know
December 10, 2015

Taliban Attack on Kandahar Airport: What We Know

By Catherine Putz
As details emerge, the key question will be how did the attackers breach the airport’s security?

Afghan Forces are Suffering Record Losses
May 05, 2015

Afghan Forces are Suffering Record Losses

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Could this undermine the fighting spirit of the Afghan army and police in their battles against the Taliban?

Taliban Onslaught: What is Happening in Afghanistan?
April 29, 2015

Taliban Onslaught: What is Happening in Afghanistan?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The fighting season in Afghanistan began with a vengeance this year.

Pentagon Declassifies Information on Afghan Security Forces
March 04, 2015

Pentagon Declassifies Information on Afghan Security Forces

By Franz-Stefan Gady
SIGAR draws attention to discrepancies in ANSF force strength.

White House to Reconsider Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan
February 12, 2015

White House to Reconsider Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A White House meeting today will determine whether more troops will stay in the country in 2015.
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.

Ash Carter Likely Pick for Next US Defense Secretary
December 04, 2014

Ash Carter Likely Pick for Next US Defense Secretary

By Ankit Panda
Plus, North Korea, cyberwarfare, Afghanistan's future, and more. Mid-week links.

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

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. Department of Defense cannot account for 747,000 weapons and auxiliary military equipment in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan's 'Rogue' Security Personnel Problem
April 25, 2014

Afghanistan's 'Rogue' Security Personnel Problem

By Ankit Panda
Afghanistan's security apparatus faces an insidious problem in the form of rogue personnel.
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
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.

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