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Afghanistan Conflict Update 20180719

July 19, 2018 SOF News 0

The Afghanistan conflict continues to be a stalemate. Taliban and other insurgent groups are attacking isolated outposts, threatening district centers, and conducting high-profile bombing attacks in city centers. The Afghan special operations forces are rapidly responding to the insurgent attacks […]

Members of a territorial defense force train at the Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC).

Afghanistan War – News Update 20180705

July 5, 2018 SOF News 0

The news coming out of Afghanistan remains bleak. The ‘feel good’ moment experienced when the Taliban and Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) didn’t fight each other for three days has passed. The government of Afghanistan had a unilateral […]

Afghan Soldier holds Afghan flag.

Afghan Conflict Update 20180626

June 26, 2018 SOF News 0

This Afghan conflict update provides the reader with recent news articles and stories about the long running war in Afghanistan. The surprise but very short ceasefire raised hopes for the Afghan population but this was quickly dashed when the Taliban […]

Marine Stand Guard at Bost Airfield Afghanistan

Afghan War Conflict – Update 20180613

June 13, 2018 SOF News 0

The Taliban spring offensive is continuing in Afghanistan. The insurgents have threatened several provincial capitals over the past few months. In addition, they have captured (and sometimes still hold) many district centers. Although the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces […]

ASSF Commando Trains at Camp Commando outside of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Weekly News Update on the Afghan War – 20180528

May 28, 2018 SOF News 0

Read up on events of the past week that occurred in Afghanistan. Below are selected news articles on security, the Afghan National Defense Security Forces, NATO’s Resolute Support Mission, governance, politics, peace talks, development, and economy. Also provided are some […]

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 […]