Afghanistan Conflict Update – January 2020

January 27, 2020 SOF News 0

A sampling of curated news, commentary, and analysis about America’s longest war – or the Afghanistan quagmire . Topics include security, governance, Resolute Support, ANDSF, elections, peace negotiations, and more from the past month. The usual frequency of the Afghanistan […]

DOD 1225 Report on Afghanistan – Dec 2019

January 24, 2020 John Friberg 0

On January 23, 2020, The Department of Defense provided to Congress the DOD 1225 report on Afghanistan. The semiannual report, Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan, covers events during the period of June 1 to November 30, 2019. The principle […]

SF patrol Afghan field

Afghanistan Conflict Update – July 2019

July 31, 2019 SOF News 0

A sampling of curated news, commentary, and analysis about America’s longest war – or the Afghanistan quagmire . Topics include security, governance, Resolute Support, ANDSF, elections, peace negotiations, and more. “If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and […]

DOD Report on Afghanistan June 2019

DOD Report on Afghanistan – June 2019

July 23, 2019 SOF News 0

Every six months the Department of Defense provides to Congress a semiannual report entitled Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan. The report covers the events from the previous six months – in this case, from December to May 2019. The […]

SFC Elliott Robbins, 10th Special Forces Group, Afghanistan

SFC Elliott Robbins – 10th SFGA – RIP

July 1, 2019 SOF News 0

Sergeant First Class Elliott Robbins, age 31, died on Sunday, June 30, 2019 from non-combat related injuries in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was from Ogden, Utah and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group based at Fort […]

SGT James Johnston KIA Afghanistan June 25, 2019

SGT James Johnston – KIA in Afghanistan – RIP

June 27, 2019 SOF News 0

EOD Tech SGT James Johnston died as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. He was an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician attached to a Special Forces detachment conducting […]

General Scott Miller, commander of the NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, meets with Afghan President Ghani in September 2018.

Afghanistan Update June 2019

June 26, 2019 SOF News 0

Recent news, analysis, and commentary about the Afghan conflict: security, governance, development, Resolute Support, Taliban, and the ANDSF. Found below are a sampling of news articles, reports, publications, and papers about the Afghan conflict from the last few months. Security […]

SIGAR report on Afghanistan Divided Responsibility June 2019

SIGAR Report: “Divided Responsibility”

June 14, 2019 John Friberg 0

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has published a new report on Afghanistan – with a focus on security sector assistance efforts. This 210-page report, published on June 14, 2019, is entitled Divided Responsibility: Lessons From U.S. Security […]

Afghanistan Update February 2019 SOF News

Afghanistan Update February 2019

February 1, 2019 SOF News 0

Recent news, analysis, and commentary about the Afghan conflict: security, governance, development, Resolute Support, and the ANDSF. ANDSF ANDSF Losses. In a recent speech in front of an international audience – the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland – President […]

Afghanistan Update January 2019

January 21, 2019 SOF News 0

“When I leave Afghanistan this time it will be my last time as a soldier…I would like to leave a country that is peaceful and unified. That is a tall order but that would be my hope.” General Scott Miller, […]

DoD report on Afghanistan December 2018

DoD Report on Afghanistan – Dec 2018

December 21, 2018 SOF News 0

The Department of Defense has published its latest DoD report to Congress on Afghanistan. The 124-page report is available online (PDF) at defense.gov. Many sections of the report are: Strategy and objectives Threat assessment Overview of the Afghan National Defense […]