U.S. Policy

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 09:50

The Center for New American Security (CNAS) released a report titled, “Security Cooperation and Assistance: Re-thinking the Return on Investment.” Authors Dafna Rand and Stephen Tankel produce a detailed assessment of the efficacy and implications of the growing American security assistance apparatus, offering recommendations and improvements for future strategic military cooperation.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 07:15
Since 9/11, the United States has lavished Pakistan with nearly USD 8 billion in security assistance, USD 11 billion in economic assistance, and USD 13 billion in the lucrative programme known as Coalition Support Funds (CSF).
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 07:24
The U.S. empire can continue to see itself as a force for good, doing things that would be unacceptable for anyone else but never to be questioned when performed by the global cop -- that is, it can go on not seeing itself at all, expanding, over-reaching, and collapsing from within. Or it can recognize what it's about, shift priorities, scale back militarism, reverse the concentration of wealth and power, invest in green energy and human needs, and undo the empire a bit sooner but far more beneficially.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 06:56
oordination between American officials in Afghanistan is so rare that in one instance, according to a U.S. watchdog, a senior official from the embassy in Kabul didn’t know about a $39.6 million business project until Afghan officials thanked the ambassador for supporting it.
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 06:40
In the eyes of American officials, Mr. Ghani has also proved willing to take on the role of wartime leader, unlike Mr. Karzai, who sought to limit raids and airstrikes by foreign forces, and even by the Afghan Army. That difference underscores what American officials say is the main purpose of Mr. Ghani’s visit: to establish a new and productive relationship between the governments of the two countries after more than a decade of fitful ties.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 06:59
The U.S. has poured more than $104 billion into rebuilding Afghanistan – investing in projects and programs that were meant to boost its economy and bolster its security. Last week, SIGAR reported that despite spending $65 billion to train and equip Afghan Security Forces, the troops have shrunk to their lowest level in years. The country and its civilians are increasingly vulnerable to insurgent attacks since NATO troops have ceased their combat mission.
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 07:06
President Ghani and his team have a major task ahead of them reversing the damaged relationship between the two countries and rebuilding goodwill in the United States. Besides repairing the damaged relationship, the Afghan delegation should try to secure long-term economic assistance and security guarantees from the United States.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 07:36
The Afghan Army lost more than 20,000 fighters and others last year largely because of desertions, discharges and deaths in combat, according to figures to be released Tuesday, casting further doubt on Afghanistan’s ability to maintain security without help from United States-led coalition forces.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:04
The top watchdog for U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan is seeking details on the prospective size of Afghan security forces, at a time when the Obama administration is reportedly considering slowing the removal of U.S. troops from that war-torn country. Newly sworn in Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Afghanistan Saturday to assess the situation there.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 06:34

Agenda: House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding U.S. policy and strategy in Afghanistan post-2014.


General John Campbell, USA
Commander of Operation Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan