American problems in the 16-year war include a resilient Taliban, a weak government in Kabul and, according to the top general overseeing the conflict, Russian interference.
A new report by Army Gen. Joseph Votel (pictured with President Trump) is emblematic of how national security policy has become divorced from reality.
Somehow, between 2015 and 2016, more than 200 AFRICOM missions from 2014 simply vanished. And the Senate Armed Services Committee apparently hasn't bothered to ask for clarification.
This just in from Capitol Hill: Gen. John Campbell, America's head military honcho in Afghanistan, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that a Doctors Without Borders-affiliated hospital in Kunduz was "mistakenly struck" in Saturday's air attack.
The Senate Armed Services Committee is investigating a Blackwater subsidiary's role in the shooting of two Afghans last year. The panel also criticized the Army for not properly supervising the company. Despite a dreadful track record, Blackwater, now called Xe, continues to have contracts with the U.S. government.