Pentagon: US Troops Embedded in Afghan Combat, but Not Meant to Fight

Pentagon: US Troops Embedded in Afghan Combat, but Not Meant to Fight | Efforts to keep troops ‘non-combat’ becoming less and less credible

US Commander: Roughly One Third of Afghanistan Not Under Govt Control

US Commander: Roughly One Third of Afghanistan Not Under Govt Control | Tries to spin this as a positive since govt still has ‘the majority’

US Kills at Least Eight Afghan Police in Bungled Airstrike

US Kills at Least Eight Afghan Police in Bungled Airstrike | Attacks destroyed police post which Taliban was attacking

Inspector General’s Report: US Aid Fueling Afghan Corruption

Inspector General’s Report: US Aid Fueling Afghan Corruption | Officials had long blamed reconstruction failures on corruption

Taliban Has Afghan Provincial Capital Surrounded

Taliban Has Afghan Provincial Capital Surrounded | Reinforcements offer only brief respite as leaders flee

Taliban Storms Afghan Provincial Capital, Overruns Key Prison

Taliban Storms Afghan Provincial Capital, Overruns Key Prison | Heavy fighting continues in several areas around the city

Taliban Offensive Approaches Central Afghan Provincial Capital

Taliban Offensive Approaches Central Afghan Provincial Capital | Outposts overrun, forces near Tarin Kot

Afghan Forces Recover Key Border District From Taliban

Afghan Forces Recover Key Border District From Taliban | Taliban had taken area only a week ago

Triple Bombing Attack Targets Defense Ministry in Afghan Capital, 30 Killed

Triple Bombing Attack Targets Defense Ministry in Afghan Capital, 30 Killed | Over 90 wounded in remote detonation, suicide blast

Taliban Seizes Key Eastern Afghanistan District

Taliban Seizes Key Eastern Afghanistan District | District governor claims police beat him up when he asked for reinforcements