Afghan Interpreter Has New Life in U.S. An Afghan who worked for the U.S. military as an interpreter finds that life in the United States can be sometimes difficult. See "Afghan Refugee Makes Tough Transition to US", Voice of America, June 21, 2017.
RS Cdr Visits Command School. General John Nicholson, Resolute Support Mission commander, recently visited the Afghan National Army's new Command School on June 19, 2017. Read "General Nicholson brings message of unity to ANA New Commando School", DVIDS, June 20, 2017.
Special Rep for Afg-Pak Eliminated. The Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan office at the U.S. State Department is being disbanded. The functions of that office will be assumed by the office handling Central and South Asian Affairs. Read more in a news report by the Washington Post, June 22, 2017.
Taliban Won't Stop Fighting Until . . . The Taliban have said that they will continue to fight until the last foreign troops depart Afghanistan. (Stars and Stripes, June 23, 2017).
Afghan Silk Road. China's attempt to include Afghanistan and Pakistan in its economic sphere of influence depends in part on the stabilization of Afghanistan and also Pakistan. Read more in "Fear and loathing on the Afghan Silk Road", Asia Times, June 21, 2017.