Security Assistance

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 06:18
While the Taliban officially launched their annual spring offensive this week pledging large-scale attacks, the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) will for the first time in 15 years be able to deploy a light attack aircraft specifically designed for counterinsurgency operations in their fight against the insurgents.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:53
As China watches Afghan peace talks founder and Islamic militants make inroads in parts of its troubled neighbor, Beijing is taking its most concrete steps yet toward assuming a direct security role in the country.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 06:13
The U.S. military command in Kabul has launched an investigation into an airstrike in southeastern Afghanistan last week that some locals claim killed as many as 17 civilians, SitRep has learned. Military officials insist that the strike targeted al Qaeda fighters and no civilians were killed.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 06:23
Pakistan wants to upgrade its aging fleet of fighter jets in anticipation of a prolonged battle against Islamist militants, although the purchase of fifth-generation planes would only be a last resort, a senior air force official said.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 06:34
Failure to maintain buildings of Afghan Air Force University, which the United States spent nearly $7 million to build and renovate, could affect the future use of the facility, according to a U.S. government watchdog report released March 28.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 05:30
The Pentagon has donated $858 million of property to the Afghan government in the course of drawing down and closing bases in Afghanistan, according to an inspector general report released Monday.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 06:22
The U.S. Army on Tuesday announced 500 soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan this summer as part of a scheduled troop rotation.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 06:23
Millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars have been wasted in Afghanistan, according to a new watchdog inspection of 44 construction projects undertaken between 2009 and 2015, raising questions about the ability of the local government and its U.S. patrons to sustain rebuilding the war-torn country’s infrastructure.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 06:17
Tuesday, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan Nicholas Haysom briefed the UN Security Council on Afghanistan. He launched his remarks by noting that the country is “being as severely tested as it was in 2015.”
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 06:41
Congress and the U.S. president listened and acted on advice from the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan over the last 18 months, said Gen. John F. Campbell.