February 2, 2018

What's the Trump regime hiding about Afghanistan

Common Dreams -The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) criticized the Department of Defense for refusing to release data on several Afghan districts, after the Pentagon determined it was "not releasable to the public":

The number of districts controlled or influenced by the Afghan government had been one of the last remaining publicly available indicators for members of Congress...and for the American public of how the 16-year-long U.S. effort to secure Afghanistan is faring. Historically, the number of districts controlled or influenced by the government has been falling since SIGAR began reporting on it, while the number controlled or influenced by the insurgents has been rising—a fact that should cause even more concern about its disappearance from public disclosure and discussion.

While the Afghan government asserts that it controls most of the country, the BBC reported Wednesday, "Months of research across the country shows that the Taliban now control or threaten much more territory than when foreign combat troops left in 2014."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Col. Fletcher Prouty explains in a youtube interview that when the Defense department was created then the context of all military engagement became defense, and wars became unwinnable. The plan is to be able to stake a claim to having foreign bases and then to defend them. The victory is that the war has lasted 16 years but there is no plan to actually win a "war" anywhere on the planet. The game becomes preventing getting kicked out, as failed in Vietnam. Prouty also said that after the hydrogen bomb was invented war as a winning proposition, is obsolete.