Tag Archives: Afghan Army

Why the Afghan Government Collapsed After the US Withdrawal

The first sentence of an interim report released yesterday on the collapse of the Afghan military concludes that “the single most important factor in the [Afghan National Defense and Security Forces’] collapse in August 2021 was the U.S. decision to withdraw military forces and contractors from Afghanistan through signing the U.S.-Taliban agreement in February 2020.” Reuters adopted this sentence in its headline covering …

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Why Afghan Army Trainees Go AWOL in the US?

The reasons most often cited for Afghan trainees' absence without leave were safety concerns and a perceived lack of job security in Afghanistan following the training in the US.

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