2017 Feature Stories

NATO helping Afghanistan’s children get to school safely

NATO helping Afghanistan’s children get to school safely

21 Dec 2017
The NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan is helping children get to school safely and with the necessary supplies to succeed.

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.

 

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