A ceremony was held in Kandahar in October 2017 celebrating the transfer of the initial Blackhawk UH-60 helicopters to the Afghan Air Force (AAF). (CENTCOM photo)

Afghanistan Update – October 11, 2017

October 11, 2017 SOF News 0

Afghanistan Update October – More troops, new Afghan strategy, UH-60 helicopters, ICRC cutting back operations, new political group, some commentary, advisors and MATA, RS HQs mission defined, photos of Afghanistan, and more bombing. Afghanistan is still in the news although […]

Afghan War Update September 2017

September 28, 2017 SOF News 0

Afghan War Update – September 28, 2017. CSTC-A fails in ammo usage oversight mission, US requests closure of Taliban office in Qatar, Iranian support of the Taliban, district control, ‘Green Belt’ security plan for Kabul, new DoD SES appointed for […]

SIGAR Quarterly Report July 2017

SIGAR Quarterly Report July 2017

August 1, 2017 SOF News 0

SIGAR Quarterly Report July 2017 – The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has issued its quarterly report to Congress – dated July 30, 2017. This 272-page document is prepared with the assistance of the United States Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) […]

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NATO to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

June 29, 2017 SOF News 0

NATO Troop Increase – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has decided to send more troops to Afghanistan. In 2014 the mission of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) ended with the hope that the Afghan security forces would be able […]

talian Soldier training Female ANP in first aid in Herat, Afghanistan (photo by Resolute Support HQs Dec 2016)

Afghanistan News Update for Jan 8, 2017

January 8, 2017 SOF News 0

Afghan Update 20170108 – Russia and the Taliban – things that make you go “Hmmmm”, development aid and COIN in Afghanistan, Afghan militias – the good and the bad, why the U.S. should stay committed to Afghanistan, and more. Russia and […]

Cadets running at the ANAOA. (Photo by SSG Richard Andrade, ISAF, 23 Oct 2013).

Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA)

January 8, 2017 SOF News 0

The Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA) is located in Qargha district – just outside of Kabul – the capital city of Afghanistan. The ANAOA is one of three main Afghan institutions providing officers for the Afghan National Army (ANA). […]

Afghan War Update 20170106

Afghan War Update 20170106

January 6, 2017 SOF News 0

Afghan War Update 20170106 – Turkey extends its mission in Afghanistan, Taliban’s diplomatic offensive, Afghan women in a Trump world, meddling of Russia, CSIS report on Afghanistan, Marines back to Helmand, and more. Turkey Extends RS Mission. Turkey has been […]