Ignoring Abuse of Afghan Children Is a Strategic Failure
The Afghan police commander laughed at them. But Capt. Dan Quinn and Sgt. First Class Charles Martland didn’t find anything funny about the situation. Throughout their deployment, members of the U.S. Army Special Forces detachment under Quinn’s command became troubled by the behavior of the Afghan Local Police forces they... Read more
Afghanistan’s Militia-Turned-Cops Are Huge Jerks
The poor performance of militiamen-turned-cops from the Afghan Local Police was a major factor in the fall of Kunduz in September. Now a top Washington watchdog is questioning the ALP’s overall effectiveness. On Oct. 26, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction released an audit of the rural police... Read more
How We Lost Kunduz

How We Lost Kunduz

Uncategorized September 30, 2015 24

The Taliban’s capture of Kunduz is turning into the biggest disaster for the United States and NATO in the entire 14-year-long war for Afghanistan. Right now, the NATO force in the northern region is too small on its own to retake the city of 300,000, while it failed to rescue dozens... Read more

Robert Beckhusen

Managing Editor