Friday, August 26, 2016
NATO Official Claims Afghan Security Forces Are On Positive Trajectory, But Ignores Report On Current High Casualty Rates For Afghan Forces
US Department of Defense: Resolute Support Spokesman: Afghan Security Forces on Positive Trajectory
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2016 — Afghan forces are performing better this year than last year, and are generally on track with their offensive campaign plan and are on a positive trajectory, the NATO Resolute Support Mission deputy chief of staff for communications said today.
Army Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland, briefing the Pentagon press corps live via video conference from Kabul, began by offering the deepest sympathies of the command to the families of Army Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, who died Aug. 23 in Helmand province, and to the families of 12 people -- seven of them students -- who died yesterday in an attack on American University of Afghanistan in Kabul.
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WNU Editor: The war is not going well .... Casualty rate soars for Afghan security forces: NATO (AFP)