IG Report On Afghanistan

A recently released IG (one of the few left employed at this time) report on the progress of the mission in Afghanistan…..and it is so sad……

The Lead Inspector General Report to the United States Congress on Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS) has been published. the 88-page report covers the period of January through March 2020. This quarterly report is required by Congress.

The Inspector General’s of the Department of Defense, Department of State, and USAID contribute to the report. The DoD IG is the lead for the report. Usually there is a classified appendix containing information about OFS; however, the coronavirus pandemic has precluded that work.

Operation Freedom’s Sentinel is a two-part mission for the United States. The first is to conduct the U.S. counterterrorism mission against al Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – Khorasan. The second part is to, in concert with NATO and other Coalition nations, develop the capacity of the Afghan security ministries and to train, advise, and assist the Afghan security forces.

This report provides a detailed summary of events in Afghanistan during the first three months of 2020. It provides an update on the political, diplomatic, and military situation as well as the status on the train, advise, and assist mission to further develop the Afghan security ministries and the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. This report, along with the recent SIGAR quarterly report to Congress, will keep the reader informed on the current situation in Afghanistan.

IG Report on OFS – Afghanistan, May 2020

You would think that a country that is so involved in the troops that they would care more about the wars they are fighting.

To me all the troop support is just a feel good move so the rest of us do not have to deal with these massive wars….we pretend that we are so proud and yet we seldom show that pride other than props and slogans.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

6 thoughts on “IG Report On Afghanistan

  1. Before Schwarzkopf took command to launch Desert Storm he wanted political assurances and clarifications of the exact mission and especially the goals and objectives… and at what point operations would cease and everyone could go home. Like many, his experience as an officer in Nam left him wary of protracted goal-less wars by ill-advised commanders. He carried out his mission as expected.. and directed… history aside that fosters speculation of what “we” should have done while we were there, given 9/11.

    Seems we could use such commanders again… who exemplify American military tenacity when we need it, and who can bring a bit of WW2 color and personal eccentricities into their personages that endear them as public heroes. He was the last. I couldn’t name all the theater commanders since him… and those I can name is more because they did something stupid to get in trouble.
    It still pisses me off to this day that when Stormin’ Norman died it was hardly a blurb mention on some page 3.

  2. The recent short ceasefire might have been a good time to consider withdrawing more US troops. If they remain in the country, peace will surely never come to the people.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Reports show the new ceasefire is going well….and the US is bringing troops home…the question is will they bring all out chuq

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