British helicopter flight over Kabul. Sep 14, 2018 Resolute Support photo.

Afghanistan Conflict Update 20180920

September 20, 2018 SOF News 0

Afghan Conflict Update 20180920 – Elections coming up, Afghan police taking casualties, Special Mission Wing, negotiations with the Taliban – there is lot’s going on in Afghanistan – some good and some not so good. Security Helicopter Shot Down. The […]

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CRS Report Afghanistan September 2018

September 19, 2018 SOF News 0

Afghanistan: Background and U.S. Policy, Congressional Research Service (CRS), September 17, 2018. The CRS 18-page report has been updated. This report provides an overview of current political and military dynamics including: South Asia strategy military operations recent political developments prospects for […]

ANASOC Land Navigation Course and Call for Fire Training

September 15, 2018 SOF News 0

CAMP Commando, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) Commandos, with General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU) policemen spent two weeks in August 2018 learning Close Air Attack techniques as part of the 6-week ANASOC Land Navigation […]

Medical team members rush to an Afghan Mi-17 helicopter with wounded soldiers. The ANA 209th Corps abandoned Camp Gormach, Faryab province. Photo by SrA Nicholas Dutton, USAF, RS HQs.

Afghanistan Conflict Update 20180908

September 8, 2018 SOF News 0

There has been a lot of news about Afghanistan over the past week or more. Two more U.S. personnel died in Afghanistan, the Afghan October election is looming, U.S. policy towards Pakistan has stiffened, the Taliban seem resurgent, Erik Prince […]

weapons maintenance and repair facility - ANASOC instructor demonstrates how to do a function check on a MK 19, 40 mm grenade launcher at Camp Commando, Kabul, Afghanistan. (NSOCC-A photo by MSG Felix Figueroa).

ANASOC’s Weapons Maintenance and Repair Facility

August 15, 2018 SOF News 0

The Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) has a new weapons maintenance and repair facility. ANASOC celebrated the opening of their very own weapons maintenance and repair facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony. “We are grateful to our government, Ministry […]

CDOQC Phase 1 RPG Training - An ANASOC instructor talks recruits through the principles of firing the RPG-7. Photo by MSG Felix Figueroa, NSOCC-A, July 30, 2018.

CDOQC Phase 1 – Afghan Commandos Train on RPG-7

August 14, 2018 SOF News 0

CDOQC Phase 1 The first phase – CDOQC Phase 1 – of the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command’s (ANASOC) School of Excellence Commando Qualification Course (CDOQC) is on small arms weapons systems. The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces […]

Trainees of the Afghan Commando Course CDOQC for July 2018 in formation at Camp Commando. Photo by MSG Felix Figueroa, NSOCC-A, July 15, 2018.

New Afghan Commando Course Begins July 2018

July 28, 2018 SOF News 0

Another group of Afghan soldiers are attending the Afghan Commando Course at Camp Commando (located just outside of Kabul). The opening ceremony was conducted on July 15, 2018 and the keynote speaker was Lt. Gen. Bismallah Waziri – the commander […]

Bombs in a terrain denial air attack in foothills of eastern Afghanistan to prevent ISIS-K fighters from returning to territory they once held. 19 June 2018, NSOCC-A, U.S. Navy Lt. Amy Forsythe.

Afghanistan Conflict Update 20180725

July 25, 2018 SOF News 0

Security ‘Taliban Irreconcilables’. Messaging by the United States and NATO (ISAF and then Resolute Support) in the Afghan conflict over the past 17 years has been interesting. The terms, words, and phases used to describe the ever-increasing progress of the […]

German advisors at TAAC North review a sand table depicting an exercise plan. RS HQs photo February 16, 2018.

Afghanistan Update 20180723

July 23, 2018 SOF News 0

Mid-summer is generally the halfway point for the fighting season; or at least approaching it. The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) are reportedly (if you can take the word of the Resolute Support PR folks) pressing the Taliban […]