2017 Feature Stories

ANDSF continues to pressure Taliban in Sangin district, central Helmand during Maiwand Nine

ANDSF continues to pressure Taliban in Sangin district, central Helmand during Maiwand Nine

16 Dec 2017
The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in Helmand province are maintaining a high offensive tempo throughout this winter with multiple, simultaneous operations during Operation Maiwand Nine.

South Asia Strategy Already Paying Off in Afghanistan, Official Says

South Asia Strategy Already Paying Off in Afghanistan, Official Says

13 Dec 2017
Government forces are developing momentum that will mean a very bad fighting season for the Taliban and other enemies of Afghanistan, Air Force Brig. Gen. Lance Bunch told Pentagon reporters today.

Afghan police burn nearly 10 tons of drugs

Afghan police burn nearly 10 tons of drugs

7 Dec 2017
Afghan police forces burned nearly 10 tons of narcotics and other illegal chemicals Dec. 6 at the Ministry of Interior’s (MoI) General Command of Police Special Units.

Resolute Support’s Role in Helping to Protect Children in Armed Conflict

Resolute Support’s Role in Helping to Protect Children in Armed Conflict

5 Dec 2017
The Afghan government took a big step today in its ongoing efforts to shield children from the adverse effects of armed conflict.

Responsibility for border security to shift from Interior Ministry to Defence

Responsibility for border security to shift from Interior Ministry to Defence

4 Dec 2017

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense is taking on a greater role in the security of the country’s borders, President Ashraf Ghani has announced.


Winter no longer a barrier to ANDSF operations in Maiwand

Winter no longer a barrier to ANDSF operations in Maiwand

2 Dec 2017
Traditionally the ‘Afghan fighting season’ trailed off in the winter. As the Afghan military and police capabilities and capacity improve, however, the ANDSF are able to continue offensive operations year-round, as Maiwand 8 proves.

Air and ground strikes against Taliban economic base continue

Air and ground strikes against Taliban economic base continue

30 Nov 2017
Afghan and U.S. operations against Taliban sources of revenue have set the Taliban back approximately $11 million since Nov. 19. 

South Asia Strategy Provides 'Path to Win' in Afghanistan, Commander Says

South Asia Strategy Provides 'Path to Win' in Afghanistan, Commander Says

29 Nov 2017
The new permissions available thanks to the South Asia strategy mean the campaign is on the "path to a win," the Resolute Support commander told Pentagon reporters Nov. 28.

Afghan security forces ready themselves for mountain warfare operations

Afghan security forces ready themselves for mountain warfare operations

27 Nov 2017
Afghan army and police forces are learning advanced mountain warfare techniques and urban combat skills at a new facility near Herat, Afghanistan.

Afghan Special Operations, 207th Corps take fight to Taliban in Shindad

Afghan Special Operations, 207th Corps take fight to Taliban in Shindad

26 Nov 2017
Afghan Special Operations Forces, working with the Afghan National Army's 207th Corps and special police units, inflicted significant damage on the Taliban network in Shindad district, Herat province, Afghanistan.

ANA Officer Academy graduates 10th class, including 26 female cadets

ANA Officer Academy graduates 10th class, including 26 female cadets

23 Nov 2017
The Afghan National Army Officer Academy graduated 344 new officers today, including 26 female officers -  the largest number of female officers to date.

Afghan commandos – The spearhead of Afghanistan’s security forces

Afghan commandos – The spearhead of Afghanistan’s security forces

22 Nov 2017
Afghan commandos from the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command are key to the future of Afghanistan’s security.

 

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