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There has always been a motivation to paint a rosy picture in Afghanistan, a Pentagon official said, and it got out of control.
President Donald Trump owes the American people a clearer explanation for the U.S. military’s activities in Afghanistan, says the House Armed Services Committee’s top Republican.
By Joe Gould
Amid a battlefield stalemate in Afghanistan, the U.S. military has stopped releasing information often cited to measure progress in America’s longest war, calling it of little value in fighting the Taliban insurgency.
By Robert Burns, The Associated Press
When U.S. forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 they were greeted as liberators. But after 17 years of war, the Taliban have retaken half the country, security is worse than it’s ever been, and many Afghans place the blame squarely on the Americans.
U.S. officials are not sure that $702 million spent on ammunition for Afghan forces from 2015 to 2016 was used for its intended purpose, according to a recent Defense Department inspector general’s report.
By Shawn Snow