If you care just a little about what the US is doing in Afghanistan then I have a report for you……DoD 1225 Report On Afghanistan….

On January 23, 2020, The Department of Defense provided to Congress the DOD 1225 report on Afghanistan. The semiannual report, Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan, covers events during the period of June 1 to November 30, 2019.

The principle goal of the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan has not changed during this reporting period. It remains to achieve a “durable and inclusive political settlement to the war that protects the United States homeland from terrorist attacks.” The U.S. is currently engaged in efforts to find a political settlement with the Taliban and the U.S. military mission is in support of diplomatic efforts to achieve a political settlement as well as to conduct counterterrorism operations.

This 93-page 1225 report states that there are still challenges within the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). Chief among these challenges are corruption, attrition of the force, and the inability to conduct logistical planning. These challenges remain a focus of the Resolute Support Mission.

The report is divided into several sections:

  • Section 1 – Strategy and Objectives
  • Section 2 – Threat Assessment
  • Section 3 – Overview of ANDSF
  • Section 4 – MOD and ANA
  • Section 5 – MOI and ANP
  • Section 6 – Financing the ANDSF
  • Annex A – Acronyms

Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan
DOD 1225 Report, December 2019
U.S. Department of Defense

I think all Americans should read this report and check to see where your money is being spent….then take a look if it is being spent wisely (hint:  It is NOT)

Click to access 1225-REPORT-DECEMBER-2019.PDF

But how is this conflict going?

Glad you asked for I can present you with an answer…..

A sampling of curated news, commentary, and analysis about America’s longest war – or the Afghanistan quagmire . Topics include security, governance, Resolute Support, ANDSF, elections, peace negotiations, and more from the past month.

Afghanistan Conflict Update – January 2020

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4 thoughts on “Afghanistan–2020

  1. We want a settlement that protects our homeland from attack. Haw anyone ever said what that would look like or how it would work. Do we want a signed affidavit and pledge not to attack? Signed in blood?
    Seems like our real mission and what we want is something different from the stated mission. Our real mission seems to be to rid the country of the Taliban. That is never going to hsppen.

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