Monday, January 27, 2020

More Please

This is good and must be sustained if it is to lead to lasting victory over the Taliban:

Afghan forces used ground attacks and air strikes in multiple operations against the Taliban during the last 24 hours, killing 51 fighters in an escalation that signaled renewed deadlock in peace talks.

Afghanistan's Defense Ministry said on Sunday that government forces had conducted 13 ground offensives and 12 air strikes in nine provinces, adding that 51 "terrorists" had been killed, 13 wounded and six arrested.

I've been waiting a long time for the Afghan security forces to seize the initiative from the enemy after contracting security force footprints to reduce exposed outposts.

Is this a signal that things are changing?