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Afghanistan Reconstruction: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
May 06, 2015

Afghanistan Reconstruction: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

By Catherine Putz
Speaking at Weill Cornell Medical College, SIGAR likens Afghan reconstruction to diagnosing an intractable disease.
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?

Another Damning Afghanistan Reconstruction Report
May 01, 2015

Another Damning Afghanistan Reconstruction Report

By Catherine Putz
SIGAR issued its 27th quarterly report to Congress and the news isn’t great.

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.
The Misplaced Priorities of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan
February 18, 2015

The Misplaced Priorities of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan

By Kiran Nazish
The United States' aid approach to Afghanistan has the wrong priorities.

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.
We No Longer Know What is Happening With the War in Afghanistan
January 30, 2015

We No Longer Know What is Happening With the War in Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A new report by a US government watchdog attacks the over-classification regime of the Pentagon in Afghanistan.

Philippines Announces $2 Billion Defense Expansion
November 20, 2014

Philippines Announces $2 Billion Defense Expansion

By Ankit Panda
Plus, Chuck Hagel discusses the U.S. Offset Strategy, Japan plans BMD overhaul, and more. Mid-week links.

Afghanistan Poppy Cultivation at All-Time High
October 22, 2014

Afghanistan Poppy Cultivation at All-Time High

By Ankit Panda
As U.S. and NATO troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, poppy cultivation reaches an all-time high.

Why the US Spent More on Afghanistan Than on the Marshall Plan
August 02, 2014

Why the US Spent More on Afghanistan Than on the Marshall Plan

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
There are several reasons the U.S. has spent as much as it has in Afghanistan, to so little avail.
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.

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