Thursday, 10 August 2017

Trump's indecision on Afghanistan leaves generals in lurch

Trump's indecision on Afghanistan leaves generals in lurch - POLITICO


Amid the uncertainty, the security situation on the ground continues to deteriorate. Deaths of Afghan security forces in the early months of 2017 were “shockingly high,” the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction recently reported, continuing a years-long upward trend. The Afghan government “controls or influences” only 60 percent of the country’s 407 districts as of early this summer, down from 65 percent the same time last year, according to the U.S. military headquarters in Kabul.

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