Afghanistan

Defense One Radio, Ep. 107: The legacy of America’s Afghan war, with Elliot Ackerman

Two Afghanistan war veterans discuss some of the toughest lessons from America's 20-year war.

A Year After Kabul's Fall, Taliban’s False Commitments Are Fully Exposed

But the U.S. has few good options for counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan.

4 in 5 Afghans Who Worked for the US Have Faced Taliban Threats, Poll Finds

Lawmakers and advocates are working on legislation to make the special immigrant visa program permanent.

Where Does al-Zawahri's Death Leave al-Qaida?

And what does the drone strike that killed him say about U.S. counterterrorism?

Defense One Radio, Ep. 100: Phil Klay

A conversation about veterans, citizenship, and the American way of war.

Biden Seeking To Split $7B In Afghan Money Between Humanitarian Aid, 9/11 Families

Any transfer of money will need to be approved by the courts because of the pending legal cases brought by families of terrorist victims.

Kabul Suicide Bomber Likely Acted Without Taliban Aid, CENTCOM Concludes

Command wraps investigation in airport blast that killed 13 during Afghanistan evacuation.

After 20 Years of Civilian Drone Strike Deaths, Pentagon Creates An Office to Stop More

The military keeps repeating mistakes and is not ready for future fights because the lessons learned have not been instilled throughout the DOD, an independent review found.

Declassified Report Details Afghan Air Force Reliance on Contractors

Watchdog warned that without help, the Afghan Air Force would collapse.

Private Group Keeps Afghanistan Evacuations Flying Despite Ground Halt

Group leader: “There are Americans saying, ‘Help me, help me, help me.’ And the State Department is saying, ‘Fill out your form in triplicate.’”

2021 Top Ten: Army

The Army took strides in its version of the Pentagon's connect-everything plan. But leaders said more changes are ahead.

2021 Top Ten: Air Force

The emergency evacuation from Kabul, unprecedented in scope and speed, was the operational highlight of the year.

2021 Top Ten: Marine Corps

Plenty of changes are coming to the Corps as its commandant seeks nimbler units and a modern approach to recruiting and retention.

Three Soldiers to Receive Medal of Honor

The awards are for actions during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Inside the Data-Driven Operation that Moved Afghan Refugees from Dulles to Safe Havens

The main challenge was reconciling and processing disconnected, stove-piped, unavailable, or incorrect data.