The story of the Special Immigrant Visa program for Afghan translators reflects the U.S. government’s ambivalence toward its allies in Afghanistan.
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The report does not find sufficient evidence to support allegations that President Ghani and his senior advisors fled with millions of dollars in cash taken from the Afghan government.
SIGAR finds that the Pentagon disbursed questionable Afghan Ministry of Defense salary payments.
This week, Lawfare and Goat Rodeo released the final episode of Allies.
An appreciation of the effects of targeted strikes—as well as legal and ethical assessments of them—should guide decisions about whether, when, and where to conduct strikes.
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction released an interim report titled, “Collapse of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces: An Assessment of the Factors That Led to Its Demise.” Among several factors, the report’s findings note that the largest factor in the collapse of Afghan security forces “was the U.S.
Today, Lawfare and Goat Rodeo released the first two episodes of Allies, a podcast series that traces the U.S.’s efforts to protect Afghan interpreters, translators and other partners.
The United States should be exploring new approaches for attaining its counterterrorism goals.
The Biden administration has a controversial new plan for Afghanistan’s besieged central bank assets. But it doesn’t do what critics think it does.
The threat landscape will require careful prioritization.