US military stops releasing Afghanistan war information

US military stops releasing Afghanistan war information

The US military has stopped releasing information often cited to measure progress in the country’s longest war, calling it of little value in fighting the Taliban insurgency. A government watchdog agency that monitors the US war effort, now in its 18th year, said in a report to Congress on Wednesday that the military command in Kabul is no longer producing ’district control data’.

Timothy
Timothy
Jake Middleton
Jake Middleton 1 year

Just leave already

CoLpOeSnED
CoLpOeSnED 1 year

We've been there for almost 20 years. If they control more than expected then WTF have we been doing there all this time? If it's way less, then why the fuck are we still there all this time?

Jackie
Jackie 1 year

This seems like part of a consistent push from the Trump administration to reduce transparency and grow the shadow swamp of DC. in an EO he ended transparency on civilian drone deaths, which is a bit frightening considering what we know about the topic from the previous President. https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-revocation-reporting-requirement/ https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2019-03-07/trump-tells-cia-dont-tell-world-about-dead-civilians But there's a ton of other things he does to decrease transparency, like this list from the first 100 days of his Presidency https://sunlightfoundation.com/tracking-trumps-attacks-on-transparency/ Press Briefings have turned into a series Trump canceled in the second season, breaking records for how infrequenty they are now. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/01/22/us/politics/white-house-press-briefing.html https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/11/white-house-announces-press-briefing-after-record-time-without-one.html

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