Afghan

Government Watchdog: U.S. is “Drowning Afghans in Money”

The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR), John Sopko, in an interview with Breitbart News, said the U.S. has been “drowning” Afghanistan in money, wasting millions and creating conditions for corruption. “You can drown somebody in goodness,” Sopko told Breitbart. “It’s the comedy of the absurd when it comes down to [American] assistance [to…

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White House Considers Afghan Troop Withdrawal

Amid consistent signaling that the administration will deploy several thousand additional soldiers to the Afghan war zone, inability to agree on a strategy has brought about discussion of a troop withdrawal, an option long thought to be beyond the pale for Washington policymakers. “It’s a macro question as to whether the U.S., this administration, and…

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Will Trump Hold Off Sending More Troops to Afghanistan?

During a visit to the Pentagon last week, President Trump said he may not send additional soldiers to Afghanistan, in spite of consistent reports to the contrary. Asked whether or not he would make the deployment, Trump answered “We’ll see. And we’re doing very well against ISIS. ISIS is falling fast,” according to the Washington…

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Study: Pentagon Wasted $28 Million on the Wrong Kind of Camouflage

The Pentagon overspent between $26 and $28 million on useless camouflage for the Afghan National Army (ANA), a government watchdog study found. Conducted by the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the study not only found that between November 2008 and January 2017 the Defense Department purchased uniforms for the ANA without ensuring the…

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Amid Taliban Gains, U.S. Prepares to Escalate Afghan War

The White House is expected to receive a series of new options from the Pentagon this week for the ongoing war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history, now in its sixteenth year. The plans vary, but each would deploy between 3,000 and 5,000 additional soldiers to the country, an escalation in line with…

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