Afghanistan Conflict Monthly Update - May 2020

Afghan War Update – May 2020

May 31, 2020 SOF News 0

The Taliban and Afghan government are not making much progress at the negotiating table; although some prisoner exchanges are taking place. Former CEO Abdullah and President Ghani have come to a ‘political settlement’ on powersharing. Taliban violence is continuing despite […]

OFS IG report May 2020

IG Report on OFS – Afghanistan, May 2020

May 21, 2020 SOF News 0

The Lead Inspector General Report to the United States Congress on Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS) has been published. the 88-page report covers the period of January through March 2020. This quarterly report is required by Congress. The Inspector General’s of […]

International Criminal Court Investigation ICC

SFA Opposition to ICC Investigation

May 14, 2020 SOF News 0

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has recently reopened an investigation into war crimes allegedly committed in relation to the U.S. military participation in the Afghan conflict. The investigation will focus on alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan […]

Wade Priddy CAAT COIN Advisor Afghanistan

SIGAR Quarterly Report on Afghanistan – April 2020

May 3, 2020 John Friberg 0

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has published its quarterly report to Congress covering the months of January through March of 2020. The report provides updates and assessments on the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF), governance, economic […]

SOF in Afghanistan Combat Operations

Afghanistan Conflict Update – April 2020

April 28, 2020 SOF News 0

Summary The peace agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban has set in motion the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan and sets the stage for future talks between the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan. The release of prisoners […]

Afghanistan News Update

Afghanistan Conflict Update – March 2020

March 31, 2020 SOF News 0

News, analysis, and commentary about America’s longest war. Topics include U.S. withdrawal, peace negotiations, election, security, governance, development, and more. The U.S. is trying to extricate itself from the longest conflict in its history. But the path to the exit […]

ABF Checkpoint on Durand Line

Afghanistan Conflict Update – February 2020

February 16, 2020 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the conflict in Afghanistan. Topics include security, ANDSF, Resolute Support, NATO, governance, elections, peace talks, development, and more. More U.S. Deaths. Two members of the U.S. Army Special Forces were killed on Saturday, February […]

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 […]