No Signs of Progress in Afghanistan Despite the Addition of More US Forces
A new report to Congress says President Trump's strategy in Afghanistan isn't changing the results on the ground there and details some of the reasons why.
From Radio Free Europe: The report to Congress by the inspectors-general of the Pentagon, State Department, and U.S. Agency for International Development, in seeing "few signs of progress" in the three months ended on March 31, cited a series of deadly attacks by the Taliban and other militant groups.
"The Taliban and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria-Khorasan each launched high-profile attacks in Kabul that killed hundreds," the report noted.
"The Taliban continued to hold territory and launched devastating terrorist attacks in Kabul and across the country," it said.
The report also found no "significant" gains in territory by U.S. and Afghan forces, despite the White House strategy's goal to increase the territory under government control to 80 percent from 64 percent through intensified air strikes and ground operations.
More detail on what's happening in Afghanistan here.