January 30, 2018

Trump regime hiding info on 16 year old Afghan war

Reuters - The Pentagon has restricted the release of critical information on the progress being made in the war in Afghanistan, a move that will limit transparency, the U.S. government’s top watchdog on Afghanistan said.

For years, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, has published a quarterly report that includes unclassified data on the amount of territory controlled or influenced by the Taliban and the government.

In a report, SIGAR said, however, it was told not to release that information. The military also classified, for the first time since 2009, the actual and authorized total troop numbers and attrition rate for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, or ANDSF.

“The implication is that I think the average American who reads our reports or reads your press accounts of it, has no meaningful ability to analyze how his money or her money is being spent on Afghanistan,” John Sopko, who leads the independent watchdog office, told Reuters in an interview.

1 comment:

Bill Hicks said...

It wasn't the "Trump Regime," it was "The Pentagon," which no doubt was easily able to convince the general-loving Trump to go along. Calling it the former is to let the military off the hook, when we've reached the point where it operates virtually independently of civilian control no matter which party is in power.