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US to Scrap Afghanistan Drawdown Plan

US to Scrap Afghanistan Drawdown Plan

The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year’s end, amid requests from military leaders to keep more troops there, U.S. officials said Monday. Although no final decision on numbers […]


From AK47s to drones, Afghans ‘war rugs’ reflect bloody decades

From AK47s to drones, Afghans ‘war rugs’ reflect bloody decades

More than three decades of war have damaged Afghanistan’s once-thriving carpet industry, but weavers are tapping into the bloody past to boost their fortunes with “war rugs” depicting guns, tanks and warplanes. On Chicken Street, the most famous street in […]


Afghan, Pakistani military leaders coordinate border security

Afghan, Pakistani military leaders coordinate border security

Leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, Afghan Border Police zones 301 and 402, the 11th Pakistan Army Corps, and a delegation from Resolute Support headquarters discussed border security at an event hosted by Train, Advise, Assist […]


US Efforts to Stand-up Afghan Air Force Still Falling Down

US Efforts to Stand-up Afghan Air Force Still Falling Down

Recently, POGO reported on the failed attempt to provide C-27A Spartan aircraft to the Afghans in order to fulfill their medium airlift requirements. Now, the successor effort to replace the C-27As with C-130Hs is also experiencing turbulence. Fortunately, after the […]


New Afghan War Plan Announced, But How Much Will It Cost?

New Afghan War Plan Announced, But How Much Will It Cost?

President Barack Obama recently announced that, following the end of major combat operations in Afghanistan this year, the United States will retain a residual force of 9,800 troops to continue to train local security forces and conduct counterterrorism operations. Under […]


Britain Closes Final Forward Base In Afghanistan

Britain Closes Final Forward Base In Afghanistan

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has visited Afghanistan to mark the latest milestone in the drawdown of UK forces. Mr Hammond was in the country to witness the closure of Observation Post Sterga, the last remaining forward base to be used […]


10th Mountain Division Soldiers teach Afghan mortarmen 60mm mortar system

10th Mountain Division Soldiers teach Afghan mortarmen 60mm mortar system

It may be small, but a 60mm mortar round has a blast radius of over 20 meters and can be fired at enemies three and a half kilometers away. The M224 60mm mortar system has become a staple of American […]


NATO envisions Afghan mission change to train, advise, assist

NATO envisions Afghan mission change to train, advise, assist

At the end of 2014, the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan is scheduled to end, and a new train, advise and assist mission called Resolute Support begins. During Europe’s recent combat training conference, the top brass of more […]


The End of the Iraq War Offers Lessons for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The End of the Iraq War Offers Lessons for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Policymakers and military commanders should use the lessons derived from the final years of U.S. involvement in Iraq to inform critical decisions and timelines required to successfully end large-scale military operations, including the one in Afghanistan, according to a new […]


 
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