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"afghan national army" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

06:33 min | 1 year ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on KTOK

"Your seven day local Connor first use and this is evidenced by a large an attack that ISIS claimed by the way in in Kabul and then but other attacks on Afghan national army not U. S. army but our NATO but Afghan army facilities well that's what the official Mr Lee's official Taliban spokesperson he says quote he does one of two one of two twenty one quote talking to NBC three American Intel officers have claimed that Taliban has intention of breaking the agreement it is not true and we totally refute this allegation as the implementation of the agreement is continuing at a satisfactory pace thus far so assertions by American officials is not justifiable close quote and he had to be called violent will kill you not so that was me I'm sorry that's the official stance from the Taliban which is these aren't my pants it's not me it's not you I am the whole thing for for those of you who don't know here's kind of a weird dynamic is happening in Afghanistan is that ISIS began making their presence felt about four years ago as the environment got less friendly for ISIS in Syria because of the increased amount of lead near they began breaking off some of the non Arab ISIS guys said I'm going back to Afghanistan thank you very much and I'm gonna start a franchise there so they started ISIS Katie ISIS in the corresponding quarter sawn Z. chronic name for Afghanistan Pakistan and parts of Iran etcetera so I started ISIS K. their number one target was not NATO it was the Taliban because they got there and they were the hot new young thing and they began targeting the upper leadership of the Taliban so the Taliban was scared crap plus and remember trump used the the so called I'm mother of all bombs the the largest American conventional explosive in Afghanistan in a valley were V. the shock waves actually were attenuated at double the power of the bomb that was used on ISIS not the Taliban trump devolve responsibility Obama used to have to be walking up to use that thing I don't know that bush ever did but trump said to the theater commander Hey you know what you can target you want to use that that's all you buddy and they will use on up ISIS targets in the target was given to us by the Taliban so that's the weird dynamic that went when people ten years ago said are we gonna get tired of this war before the telephone do well it turns out it's a tie because the the Taliban are tired of it too because we've taken a toll on them that the Soviets never did from from a seventy nine eighty nine the Russians lost north of thirty five thousand men and they never had the impact on the insurgents so we have had so the Taliban are kind of tired of it too and when when they signed up that the the first deal was a seven day ceasefire and that was a test that was so that the guys that we're sitting down with could prove that they're really in charge what they did there was a ceasefire for seven days and so we said all right you're the right guy so we started the a treaty with them and and in it the Taliban and knowledge that were not complete we're not doing a south Viet nam we're not getting out completely we reserve the right to bring the hand of god back that the democratically elected Afghan government can invoke a B. one B. or B. fifty two dropping a mother of all bombs at the drop of a hat that the U. S. will be the strategic backstop if the Taliban to want to play nice in the Taliban have effectively agreed to produce a political wing and not turn down girls schools and now and the whole thing so anyway that's what they claimed but in the last seven days not the week before but in the last seven days since the Singh was signed last Saturday there have been attacks in Afghanistan in fact they had a super Tuesday of their own there were some seventy something attacks by it was reported Taliban forces especially in Kenya her province against Afghan government forces and that's because the Taliban consider this it would appear a treaty with NATO and specifically the U. S. but a treaty with NATO I'm not a separate negotiation has to happen with the Afghan government so that that remains to be seen how that's gonna work the other international thing that you'll find of interest is that president Erdogan of Turkey is so positive that he wants to get European pressure to Yeltsin he said his arming into a neighbor into Syria so that he could have a buffer zone that doesn't qualify for NATO's article five the the reason we're not at war with Syria is because Jerry didn't attack a NATO ally bit mean believe it or not Turkey still in a while I a Turkey invaded Syria and the fact the Syrian shoot back and killed thirty Turkish soldiers that's not exactly us going to war on Turkey shoulder Erdogan is so pissed about this that he broke a deal that he said he's had a deal for four years with the io remember five years ago was the high tide of all the refugees flooding in Germany I'm going through Greece through through Bosnia from Serbia getting to Germany that's where the the best Benny's are so he cut a deal with Merkel in the E. U. that he was shot Turkish Greek border for a billion a month I'm not making that up most of it goes into his pocket or assemble all spotted I'm so he's been doing that for a couple years now he wants the E. U. involved in his adventure in Syria so what do you do he's literally busing Syrian refugees from the Turkish Syrian border north to the Greek border enforcing Greece to take a new wave of refugees will last night Turkish special forces fired through the border at Greek border guards and so we were still waiting for the explanation of the outcome but anyway if you wanna hear more on that you can.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on KTRH

"Defeating al Qaeda there and and building capacity in the Afghan national army and Afghan national police and and building capacity in their government quite frankly restoring women's rights there as much as possible and it is Islamic Republic and so right now this is what what we've needed and that's very strong leadership from the president okay six fifty one now time for traffic and weather together let's get you caught up on a drive the party has the latest on that look at forty five north freeway now outbound all the vendor we have an accident and right now you're backed up probably about fifteen minutes worth it's coming out from Sidwell salute you wonder all three go to Fulton airline P. Sheppard and then the inbound side of forty five north freeway that's going to be probably about I'd say two thirty minutes from that weight to downtown you are pretty crazy through there and then the east Texian bound side after I tend this truck is still sitting in the center lane you're back up to six ten on that delay so it looks like your ride into downtown from six ten is probably gonna be about twenty five minutes and it looks like we're a little bit heavy on high ten as well as you're trying to come in from all ninety that's going to be way side all the way into downtown looks like we may have an accent that section between the East Texas and I ten and that's going to add to this to give yourself about twenty five minutes I'm Julie hardy in the Gulf coast windows dot com twenty four hour traffic center from Arcadia rage mostly gaming twenty four hour weather seven cloudy skies seventy nine for today scattered showers and thunderstorms seventy eight tomorrow Wednesday thunderstorms are likely in there is the potential at least for some heavy rainfall with a high of seventy two.

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U.S. Special Forces Battle Against ISIS Turns to Containment, and Concern

SOFREP Radio

03:22 min | 2 years ago

U.S. Special Forces Battle Against ISIS Turns to Containment, and Concern

"Story came to me from sources within the special forces community, and they told me the story about how they were on a operated in two thousand and ten who's Marsha Afghanistan. There's a huge clearing operation was a big deal in the press at the time, and obviously, a big deal for the military as well that they were clearing through this insurgent stronghold in Afghanistan. It was considered the insurgent capital at the time and a special forces OD, a special forces team from third special forces group was working with the Kanak commandos, who are Afghanistan's national counterterrorism force. They are like they're kind of like their version of tier one their premier counterterrorism team. And Afghan, government of Afghantistan will deploy Kanak and their special forces advisers with them wherever they're needed around the country, then, you know, they're kind of like an you. They could be a quick reaction force. They can go they can go put out fires wherever they need to do that. Well said, so they are down there. Of course, for this big operation down in Marsha. They can't Moorhead they go down to camp bastion, and stage out of there, where the special forces piece of that mission is being run out of the AO be at that camp. It's a obese the advanced operating base, and that's where all the staff officers are where the logistical hub is going to run the whole operation so attached to the ODA that's going out to hit a objective. The objective is thunderdome. They have an attachment to them, and because the ODA's are working on these big large scale operations with the Afghans. They sometimes get attachments, basically there to help them out. And in this case, it was a navy seal a seal sniper, and they told me that it was Gallagher. Okay, gone on this operation with them. So the joint Afghan-American force, they push up to this road intersection, which is objective. Thunderdome. And capture a house there that they're going to use as kind of their staging ground out in the field for this operation, so they come in and captured this area. And chief Gallagher. I'm told was up on the roof with other special forces members. And there's a lot of Afghan national army an guys driving down the road through this road. Intersection to participate in the operation. And they said that chief Gallagher popped off shot at an and one round actually went through the rear window of a high locks embedded in the dashboard, which. Not a great start now. And then throughout the that that day and into the next morning. There was a farmer nearby kind of middle aged guy and whenever there was a lull in the firefight. Whenever there's a low and fighting this farmer would come out with his ho and it start working his land. Farming farming waits for no man war be damned. Yeah. In other another day in Afghanistan, and the interpreter for the team kept telling this civilian like go back inside. It's not safe out here. Of course. Not, and he'd keep coming back out, anytime. There's a law when fire according to my sources.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

02:18 min | 2 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on KTOK

"If people sense that you're not pushing an agenda, you're not pulling your punches they're going to rely on you. It's a commitment to the truth one of the advantages. I think having been in this business a long you're able to detect what is real what is important, and what's just political noise. Chris Wallace on Fox News channel. Real news. Real honest opinion, all the eve of the release of the special counsels reports that who Fox News poll offering fresh numbers on Americans perception of the president's performance. Trump's job performance remains Ferch really unchanged at forty five percent approval. But with today's expected release of the mother report sixty five percent of those polled say the investigation has not changed. Their opinion of the president topping issues facing the country immigration at twenty one percent, more than half of those polled. Fifty three percent say closing the border with Mexico is a van idea. And when it comes to those sanctuary cities where the president is considering sending illegal immigrants thirty three percent have a favorable view of them forty five percent and unfavorable view Grenell. Scott, Fox News. The census bureau reports to Florida cities lead the nation in population growth Orlando and Tampa gaining more than one hundred ten thousand residents between them only Texas grew by more people than Florida. Last year peace talks about to begin between, the Taliban and the governments in Afghanistan ahead of I ever peace talks between the Taliban negotiators picked by the government. Here. It is clear the Taliban is trying to soften its image. Especially about women. The first line of defense in the field against the Taliban is the Afghan national army basic training is now taught by Afghan soldiers equipped by Americans. They outnumber the Taliban tend to one but often melt in battle the Afghan army is plagued by desertion illiteracy and a basic failure to obey orders without the backbone of fourteen thousand US forces on the ground few believe this army could hold off determined Taliban fighters for long in Kabul. Steve arrogant box news, Dan, a government officials says gunman event Bush the bus on a highway in the southwestern part of the country at least fourteen passengers of killed claimed responsibility. So far, I'm Jack Callaghan..

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"afghan national army" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty

Zero Blog Thirty

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty

"September two thousand nine corporal Meyer, maintain security at a patrol rally point while other members of his team moved on foot with two platoons of Afghan national army and border police into the village of Ganga goal for predawn meeting with village elders moving into the village the patrol is ambushed by more than fifty enemy fighters firing rocket propelled grenades. Mortars machine-guns from four to five positions on the slopes of hearing over the radio that four US team members were cut off corporal Meyer, seize the initiative with a fellow marine driving corporal Meyer took. Took the exposed gunner's position in a gun truck as they drove down the steeply terraced terrain in a daring attempt to disrupt the enemy attack and locate the trapped US team disregarding intense enemy fire now concentrated on their loan vehicle. Corporal Meyer, killed a number of enemy fighters with the mounted machine guns and his rifle some at near point blank range as he and his driver made three Sola trips into the ambush area during the first two trips. He and his driver evacuated two dozen Afghan soldiers, many of whom were wounded when one machine gun became an operable. He directed. The return to the rally point to switch. Another gun truck for third trip into the ambush area. Whereas accurate fire directly supported the remaining us personnel and Afghan soldiers fighting their way out of the Bush, despite a shrapnel wound to his arm, corporal Meyer, made two more trips into the ambush area in third gun truck, accompanied by four.

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Afghanistan: Taliban rejects ceasefire extension offer

The John Batchelor Show

02:35 min | 3 years ago

Afghanistan: Taliban rejects ceasefire extension offer

"And net two phone world news report brought to you with important headlines from political and battlefronts around the world in berlin the ceo of audi a very good german carmaker was arrested for his part allegation in fraud about emission standards these last years he's under arrest in volgograd this headline is very important if your team england or its rooster reuters england defeated tunisia this is the world cup match volgograd used to be called stalingrad in washington the inspector general of the of the department of justice fbi mr horowitz and the director of the fbi mr ray both testified to a senate committee about the about the repeated instances of bias in the horowitz report that was summed up as saying there was no bias in the decisions made by the players in the horowitz report there were instances however that were mind numbing the comments especially by peter strock disdaining people who shopped at walmart and supported donald trump i'm sure this will come up again because these are political matters as well as legal matters i turn now to the war fighting bill roggio and tom joscelyn of the foundation for the defense of democracy or here because much of the action in these last weeks has been in afghanistan you will recall the trump administration is committed itself yet again after the obama administration after the bush administration to solving afghanistan it is discouraging however to read these headlines i start with tom to report on the taliban rejecting a ceasefire extension it was controversial to begin with whether there was a ceasefire whether the government was insisting upon this ceasefire for what you'd have to say negotiations or taking time off for a religious holiday but now the taliban is rejecting the ceasefire tom a very good evening to you the taliban is resuming and i'm following reporting that you and bill have done a tax on the state on the afghan national army on the on the nato contingent the isaf contingent is there any significance to the taliban and the and the central government trading these barbs does this does this proven advance is this some kind of new relationship or is this typical.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"District's from their control there was this high value decapitation strikes that took out at least three different amir's for the islamic state arm and afghantistan this is this is this is a group is boehner heavy counterterrorism pressuring yet we're still seeing an operate in a way where it's able to carry out these these significant attacks inside kabul so this is a group again where the what the us government us military would have you believe they're doing hasn't been sufficient to finish them off bill ghazni we've talked about the raise into the district offices we've also talked about correspondents that we have with active duty us officers and their families in and out of ghazni told that the situation is worse than even we're imagining and i think we're at the bottom right now you're reporting that the gaas new paktiya highway is has been cut for more than a month it's now in its second month does this mean that the afghan national army is incapable is that what it's telling this bill in this area at least they're they're quite incapable again it's been closed down for a month the taliban built they're calling it a subway i think it's just a side road or two wrote the shielded from fire from afghan forces the to allow civilians to pass their taxing them they have the opened up a tax office with the visual tax docking in the military keeps saying it's going to organize fensive retake it but nothing is materializing the one of the districts where this is occurring it's under taliban control so it's no surprise they call they control the highway you know it's it's just indicative of the mess that you know when you get away from the politics of socalled peace talks and and what's happening kabua when you look out into the into the.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"Yet ghazni is undefended yeah i mean how do you answer that i mean that's for generals and for for politicians to answer they owe everyone who sacrificed their lives in afghanistan answer to and look i hold our political leaders and our generals accountable our generals particularly have gone into afghanistan and told us everything's great or strategies working the we stood up the afghan forces were fighting shoulder to shoulder beside them and now they're taking the lead but they're failed and and and they failed because we've throwing money at the afghan military we've throwing money at the afghan government and encouraged corruption we've never addressed the real root causes of this problem which is the taliban ideology and the fact that they have an entire haven across the border in pakistan who is supposed to be an ally in this fight every american who has half a brain or even a third of a brain now understands that pakistan is in that isn't a in politics or in the us military under stands that the pakistan it's not our ally and until that that pakistani siphon is turned off i'm sorry the pakistani tap is turned off it's it's not going to be this issue isn't going to be resolved and this is alternately the reason why we are losing we we've encouraged bad governance we've encouraged a week military we we've had bad strategy and we've refused to meaningfully take on pakistan and stop his support for jihadists ghazni province is not particular we're not talking about some extreme version of lack of security bill right today right within these last hours riding up a ruse province in afghanistan which is i believe neighbouring ghazni province and a district centre has fallen to the taliban it's as if the taliban can give and declined battle at will and the afghan national army just runs away.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

WPRO 630AM

02:19 min | 3 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

"I'm john batchelor with bill roggio cfl back foundation for the defense of democracy were speaking of afghanistan and the challenge for operation resolute support to deal with a country that is now shot through with taliban successes we've spoken a farah city but bill has reports at long war journal and i recommend these for those of you who are looking at the granularity of the reporting from the field of two different places in afghanistan being overrun as bill writes in a tweet while we're all watching farah city which we were just discussing a great lane the taliban overruns jagai to district in ghazni province and mu car in bog dis bill are these similar operations to what we're seeing in farah city they rate in they steal they plunder they run away and everybody gets the idea that the afghan national army can no longer secure us that's probably what should store i guess is when the afghan military and the komo the commanders special forces are done with far city they'll respond to one or both of these districts the taliban pull out and preserve its forces and meanwhile they succeeded in getting their loop and intelligence and and the propaganda victory from these districts you know another thing you've got to look at with these is while everyone's focused on fire city that's in the west by visas in the north west taliban are operating their ghazni provinces in the south west of i'm sorry south east of afghanistan taliban are conducting operations there overrunning so they're the taliban are showing that they don't have to just conduct operations or they're not only capable of conduct the operations in one place they're able to conduct a multiple operation simultaneously and this is keeping afghan forces off balance yeah look i i don't know i mean i estimate about forty districts or under taliban control another two hundred plus or contested the status of these goes back and forth over time because sometimes the afghans decided kate them but at the end of the day you're looking at over half of the afghan of half of afghanistan is at the least contested by the taliban and it's not a pretty picture resolute support again as recently as january thirty first i'm following bills reporting listed jakob to as government influence what the.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on WTMA

WTMA

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on WTMA

"I'm john batchelor with bill roggio the nfl foundation for the defense of democracy were speaking about ghanistan and the challenge for operation resolute support to deal with a country that is now shot through with taliban successes we've spoken a farah city but bill has reports at long war journal and i recommend these for those of you who are looking at the granularity of the reporting from the field of two different places in afghanistan being overrun as bill writes in a tweet while we're all watching farah city which we were just discussing a great lane the taliban overruns john tube district in ghazni province and move car in bog dis bill are these similar operations to what we're seeing in farah city they rate in they steal they plunder they run away and everybody gets the idea that the afghan national army can no longer secure us yes that's probably what should storm i guess is when the afghan military and the komo the commanders special forces are done with forest city they'll respond to one or both of these districts taliban pull out and preserve its forces and meanwhile they succeeded in getting their loot and intelligence and and the propaganda victory from these districts you know another thing you've got to look at with these while everyone's focused on forest city that's in the west by visas in the northwest taliban are operating their ghazni provinces in the south west of i'm sorry south east of afghanistan taliban are conducting operations there overrunning so there's the taliban are showing that they don't have to just conduct operations or they're not only capable of the operations in one place they're able to conduct a multiple operations simultaneously and this is keeping afghan forces off balance yeah look i i don't know i mean i estimate about forty districts or under taliban control another two hundred plus or contested the status of these kind of goes goes back and forth over time because sometimes the afghans decided three kate them but at the end of the day you're looking at over half of the afghans have half of afghanistan is at the least contested by the taliban and it's not a pretty picture resolute support again as recently as january thirty first i'm following bills reporting listed to as government influence what the heck does that mean bill yeah.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"The foundation for the defense of democracy they keep the long war journal the vast battlefield from the atlantic to the hindu kush now we go to western afghanistan this is bordering iran bill taliban claiming forty one police and soldiers killed as they overran two police posts posts in farah may tenth is this an unusual casualty list do have an explanation for how the afghan national army can be overrun so easily sadly actually this was the afghan government's admission that they lost fortyone trips it's not unusual this particular district is considered contested by resolute support i have it is controlled the taliban have killed commandos and policemen and soldiers whenever they tried to go into a bullet district in far province it's it's a real nightmare for them that killed quite a bit of commanders killed somewhere around fifteen to twenty remember the commanders are actually the afghan forces that can fight they're the ones that they bring in when all is when all is dark usually what they'll do is liberated district will go away the taliban comes back and then you have this sort of endless cycle and what i think far province with this really shows me and i wanna purposely thing i can't say for certain this is what i'm detecting is it looks like afghan security forces are and and he was military's focusing a lot of effort to defend him how many cantu heart in the south the galvin still fighting there and bleeding afghan forces with they're able to do is also fight in the in the west baggies faryab far province also in the north and conducive and bodice gone and and and boggling provinces all of these problems are seeing surges and taliban activity in these areas so the taliban is able to match afghan and coalition forces in the south and go on the offensive in the western in the north and this is not a positive sign again i can't say for certain this is what is.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"To the rest of the country to build morale but to show that they're fearless and don't fear reprisal built the afghan national army is is is in worse shape now than it's ever been is this is this notable that they don't fight that they run away that there that there's no security at there at the cadet schools yeah look if it's hard to argue that they're in a better situation than they work several years ago uh end of the taliban in in overrunning district better and kick in even controlling contesting areas of afghanistan you basically have half the country mostly contested but also of a bunch of district controlled by the taliban and that it alone speaks for the quality of the ability of the afghan national army i would i would say there there at a very poor state right now no this is why the trump administration four two to re re look at its afghan paul hey why it sending three thousand additional trainers wide cia's that being up covert operation the target taliban with malaysia and that come with its own set of problems because you're getting ready warlord back in the fight and that's something that the divide the afghan people um it's it's it's a terrible time to for the afghan security forces and they need to turned around before the start spiral attic control if it's not already spiralling yeah this looks like insidejob after insidejob bill that good information you tell penetrates securities a rings very good information you don't i look i i don't wanna just count the capability of the taliban they're they're they are fighting um you know and and if they are able to convince i john it speak his there because they're intelligence capacities so there you know to their ability to penetrate to their ability to influence members of the f one security forces whether coach worse or uh or in a positive way of getting them to join on their own it it all because their capabilities one way or another we have a man back from.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"Country i like hitting cadets bill be because it very clearly makes it makes the obvious point that if you join up will catch you and so they're going after the recruiting of the afghan national army yeah absolutely looking al qaeda and iraq of aid with back in the beginning of the when us trying to reform eu iraqi army they they did this uh the hit uh ric creating center and training wet not all of the time the taliban uh is well aware of what al qaeda did since their allies hadn't they picked up on over the last supper ear have made cadet training centre a a target you know there was another training centre go in paktika i'm sorry package providence and he and the taliban launched a tool suicide assault there i'm killed the police crony police moved in other um in i believe was around twenty policemen were killed and twenty civilians were killed in in this attack this is the capital a paktiya province talaimannar are really showing a capacity it and and a willingness to take the fight to the afghan security force they hit the cadets but now we go to an army camp this is in a candle har and he had looks like an overwhelming attack but once again i am struck bill ninety seven percent casualties we had an incident once before where the casualty rate was a close to that high that suggest that either complete surprise which is unlikely or the afghan national army just bugs out as soon as the taliban shows up it was a uh a.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

02:20 min | 4 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"Groups presence in libya in fact um the department's own reporting in other reports suggested the islamic state in early 2016 before this operation i see lightning begin had upwards of six thousand fighters in the country which means is again you know they could have hundreds or thousands of guy still in libya so that's why we're watching this very carefully were trying to see these recent airstrikes now in september uh represent a new uptake as it's going to be part of a pattern where now the us is going to have to go after these guys even more bill and tom i congratulate you on the graphic to show us the air strikes in libya and wear and against watt alqaeda or alqaeda's alqaeda as surrogates or against isis we go now to afghanistan with mr raja reporting on the spot special inspector general for afghanistan reconstruction cigar is the acronym and this is a first of a kind if i follow this reporting correctly about the effectiveness and the problems of the afghan national defense and security forces a bill this is grim reading yeah absolutely up till except did a great job on in writing this article of the long war journal um and uh take are basically confirmed with many of us who follow the afghan security force for some time it or innovation plagued by corruption it with a literacy it confident uh map left defections but highturnover rate for instance one of the things that are reported what the afghan national army uh it has a a oh attrition rate of over one third annual evil one third of its forces are is being lost annually so all of that training the us doing to try to get an increase in speed and able to fight the taliban onethird of that per year goes out the door that's just not returning and then there's also and attrition rate with those killed or wounded it as well um the ana because of this horsely because of this attrition they have to focus on the force protection uh over prioritizing defending afghan health territory and that's why something that we reported on extensively it alone work journal we believe mapped out the area the taliban control of them the with the with the afghan forces are doing is they're abandoning the rural areas in order to focus on the of.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM

WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM

02:17 min | 4 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM

"To speak in the field hoping members all monday in issues of pay and supply and logistics but also providing leadership sorta everyone feels connected to their government let's go to a remote part of our as gun province which itself is remote this is a town or a series of towns purchased on perched on a cliff the i have this from dan's reporting has called code k h od why did you go there and what what did you establish and code sharpe you know uh so we had a seventeen different locations throughout you to these uh all three of these provinces and code was a relatively new village stability platform site outta green berets were there and it was a difficult circumstances because they were brand new we'd never had any sustained us presence there uh and they were sort of try to provide a build this programme across twenty different villagers five different tribes in an area that was very precarious from a security perspective in that the taliban could reinforce themselves relatively well from helmand province so code was really struggling with getting these tribes who volunteer um they they knew we wouldn't later forever and it was difficulties who would be the first of all cure their sons so it was a very difficult period for them and what you are presenting was a case for them to accept themselves as the afghan local police which you shorten his out what does that mean how does that how does that distinguish from the afghan national police or the afghan national army me should afghan local police they've parttime or local police force where they get a portion of a salary of an afghan national police officer but they are logistically supported through weapons ammunition uniforms pay by the afghan national police who is an attempt to sort of provided enduring local security partnered with the afghan national please consider starting to create these institutions and he's connections from rural areas to district capitals and in provincial capital trying to knitted altogether and this is aware guy can have a bizarre he can farming during part of the day at any worse as uniform mantra checkpoint at night and it was an attempt to sort of enlist the population in their own defence this is a very vulnerable part of a risk in province shot he'd e husaini sat correctly dry though it you have exactly all right.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:36 min | 4 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"There are probably some moving builders already a group which is pretty well entrenched even though it's been on the receiving end of multiple drone strike sir and other attempts to contain it including one suspects american special forces operating against it the digest present it certainly being involved in a number of major tax under the very big attack on the shia mosque in herat in western africa afghanistan i think that yesterday killed twenty nine people and injured oh the sixty four the taliban have not claimed responsibility for that and because the shia mosque gives a suspicion that uh islamic state may being involved even though its activities over in western afghanistan so far rabin relatively small it's also was saying that the taliban pie murchison cells and be making a lot of progress recently a during the cold suture lie they made the stood his numbers symbol tainui defenses offenses in different parts of afghanistan three different provinces and actually made gains there under the number of other operations the being actually pretty well planned advances to make matters worse at you and strike a us strike aircraft killed a number of afghan crease in a friendly fire incident and is also being concerned that in fact some of the many weapons that the united states has provide to to the afghan security forces predict the afghan national army of eventually seeped into the hands of the taliban a just possibly isis fighters as well so it is a generally deteriorating picture as far as an overview of security is concerned with both the taliban.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

01:30 min | 4 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"No we don't frank k a is not clear whether this young man who basically was a mouth obama from his petek good point you have a the sun uh was doing it almost as an individual just as determined to act a weather is part of a very symbolic act to demonstrate that some elements of the taliban more prepared to advocate what they will cool mata bombing uh certainly the the attack which was in kabul earlier today was a straightforward suicide attack that will be viewed with considerable worry both by the americans and by the afghan national army and the afghan government because bonn launch of the taliban has been less in vold in this kind of suicide attack that brings on resemble isis or al qaeda was in the past if if we assume it seems reasonable assumption that one of the things that taliban wants is full foreign military forces to leave the country wouldn't make more sense for them to knock it off for a wild so that the the the foreign forces could claim they done what they come to do that they'd they near they brought peace to afghanistan at center at cetera then leave the vacuum into which the taleban could swarms they have previously more to some extent they've already done that amine i think if you take the total number of western troops the tramtrack as done the present time it is roundabout fourteen fourteen thousand may be a little less compare that with walt serb.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

01:30 min | 4 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"The two in basically the mining ministry that it is part of a wider pattern and seen the high levels of taliban activity in recent weeks and putting recent days a couple of key districts of being taken orally says threatened in uh in a couple of other provinces as distinct from helmand and kandahar provinces there was the case they recently of a series of firm afghans who were actually kidnapped by the taliban about seventy of them and the kinda how peace looking for them some of being released many others haven't and it suspected that these were people who were actually believed for the taliban to this voting the government on the bean many other incidents across the country and then we've heard only today the sect to being a major bomb attack in the pakistan his city of lahore by water call the pakistani taliban to really across this part of south asia the problems of really intensified that away which i think is cold many people by surprise as knife with people like trump with a major problem about what to do a whether to pull more american troops in will on that particular subject is this part of the taliban perceiving that the rest of the world attention to afghanistan and its patients we've afganistan is waning and not for the first time and saying they're not unity i think so to some extent i mean the the reality is that the afghan national army.

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"afghan national army" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper

The Lead with Jake Tapper

01:30 min | 4 years ago

"afghan national army" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper

"Will you you certainly seen that trend of the last ten or fifteen years and it is a dangerous red special operations are small highlyspecialized they do amazing work when they're they're put into the fight but it's a limited resource and so if he become overly dependent on aid organisation that's designed for very specific mission and expect them to solve all problems on the world you naturally going to overextended so there is there is risk their general you've commanded special outstrips that what do you think well i i agree with crash you know they're called special for reason they're not better forces there specially focused on certain mission since i think it's important we're not assume that there are two of a thousand uses gentle right now they're more than five thousand troops in iraq nearly one thousand in syria fighting isis and other terrorist groups do you think that the uslead coalition needs to have a large ground force to defeat and destroy the enemy there i think there's going to have to be inadequate groundforce but i don't think it should be primarily american i mean that is a regional issue to which regional forces are most appropriate and i think we need to think in terms of what will be the reaction in the region if there's two bigger footprint so i really think again what we need to think about is not just isis but the condition of the region post isis because that's really where problems are likely to be intractable chris i want to ask you uh there was a greenonblue incident a f and afghan commando killing three us soldiers uh over the weekend with you tell your friends and family when they say can we trust the afghan soldiers the afghan national army.

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