The following is the June 20, 2017 Pentagon submission to Congress, Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan. The report covers events during the period from Dec. 1, 2016, through May 31, 2017. Read More
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SECDEF Mattis Predicts An Extended Fight in Afghanistan
In the wake of a surprise attack that killed at least 160 Afghan soldiers last week, Defense Secretary James Mattis said “the fight is going to go on” against terrorism and not just in Afghanistan. Read More
CNAS Report: Stabilizing Battlefield Key to Afghan Peace
Stabilizing the battlefield is the first step in convincing the Taliban that the price is too high to continue fighting and to enter into negotiations for an Afghan-led peace deal, a new report from the Center for New American Security recommends. Read More
U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Tells Senate He Needs ‘A Few Thousand’ Troops to Break Stalemate
To break the military stalemate in Afghanistan, the commander of American and coalition forces there testified he needs “a few thousand” more troops for the train, advise and assist mission to succeed. Read More