The Pentagon has barred an official watchdog from providing unclassified guideposts in his reports on the war, amid increasing violence in Kabul and signs that Afghan forces aren’t gaining ground against the Taliban despite President Donald Trump’s pledge to send more U.S. troops.
For the first time since 2009, the Defense Department didn’t let the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction release his assessments of Afghan force strength or his breakdown of territory that’s held by the government, lost to the Taliban or contested, John Sopko said in his latest quarterly report.
“Historically, the number of districts controlled or influenced by the government has been falling,” Sopko wrote. “The number controlled or influenced by the insurgents has been rising — a fact that should cause even more concern about its disappearance from public disclosure and discussion.”...
Четыре крупнейших теракта или нападения на ключевые обьекты только за последнюю неделю, только в Кабуле, почти двести убитых.
За всё время советской оккупации, наверное, никогда не было так плохо