Afghan Conflict – News, Commentary, and Analysis

May 22, 2018 SOF News 0

The Taliban’s spring offensive has been underway for almost one month and they have been extremely busy across all parts of Afghanistan. Kabul continues to experience suicide bombing attacks, district centers have been captured (and usually retaken by Afghan SOF), […]

Former Taliban turn in their weapons during an APRP ceremony in Ghor province, Afghanistan on May 28, 2012. Photo by Lt JG Joe Painter, DoD.

Afghan War News Update 20180515

May 15, 2018 SOF News 0

The 17 year-long war (or 40 year-long war, depending on your perspective) continues in Afghanistan. The war has settled into a stalemate. While the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) has improved over time (at least DoD and RS […]

Afghan Commandos Nangarhar Province NSOCC-A, Dec 11, 2017

Recent News Stories on Afghanistan 20180508

May 8, 2018 SOF News 0

Afghanistan is now experiencing the start of yet another Taliban spring offensive – formally announced by the Taliban last month. Attacks in Kabul and in the countryside against district centers continue. Kidnappings and attacks on voter registration locations are mounting. […]

MSFV of 6th Cobra Strike Kandak

Afghan War News Update 20180503

May 3, 2018 SOF News 0

Provided below are several recent news stories on the current conflict in Afghanistan as well as some news on economic, political, and development topics. U.S. Soldier KIA in Afghanistan The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who […]

A member of a Female Tactical Platoon Afghanistan of the ASSF fires weapon on rifle range. Photo by SSG Douglas Ellis, NSOCC-A, March 13, 2018.

Current News about Afghanistan – 20180417

April 17, 2018 SOF News 0

Current News about Afghanistan – 101st Abn Div at Bagram, A-29 Super Tucanos, review of Nonviolent Soldier of Islam, Taliban reject political reconciliation, Afghan SOF in Jowzjan province, defeating terrorism through economic growth, optimistic Marine general, “12 Strong” review, ATA […]

Female Police Officer of the Afghan General Command of Police Special Units fires pistol on range. (Photo by SPC Austin Boucher, NATO Special Operations Component Command - Afghanistan, Apr 4, 2018).

Afghan Conflict Update

April 10, 2018 SOF News 0

Afghan Conflict Update – Launch of new pub about Afghanistan, ‘Women’s Police Town’, video on facilities for ANA female soldiers, a pound cake in the Korengal Valley, armory named after CST member KIA in Afghanistan, ISKP, TAAC-South Soldiers immerse in […]

ANA Troops Training (photo NATO, May 2017)

Afghan Conflict Update 20180403

April 3, 2018 SOF News 0

Afghan Conflict Update 20180403 – Taliban and NVGs, book review of Directorate S, ISKP remains a problem, Marines of Task Force South West, video TAAC-N EAP, DoD SEL on Afghanistan, Taliban strategy and RS soundbites, more ScanEagles for Afghanistan, CIVCAS, […]

Map of Afghanistan (CIA) - Afghanistan News

Afghanistan CRS Report – March 2018

March 30, 2018 SOF News 0

Afghanistan CRS Report March 2018. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has published an update to its periodic report to Congress about Afghanistan. The contents of the 20 page report is outlined below: Overview Political Situation Reconciliation Efforts and Obstacles Military […]

President Ashraf Ghani

New Peace Initiative by Afghan Government

March 4, 2018 SOF News 0

A new Afghan peace initiative could be the start of movement towards the negotiation table that could possibly be the start of a peace process for Afghanistan. The Taliban recently provided an ‘open letter’ to the American people saying they […]