July 25, 2017

US weapons complicate Afghan war

By Adam Routh

Source: Military Times

Journalist(s) Shawn Snow

Weaponry provided to the Afghan military over the last 16 years has slowly trickled down to the Taliban through corruption and battlefield losses.

Armored vehicles, night vision devices, M-4s, laser illuminators and scoped optics have all found the way into Taliban hands over the years.

And at times the U.S. has been forced to combat its own armored vehicles and weapons.

Read the full article at Navy Times.

  • Adam Routh

    Research Associate, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program

    Adam Routh is a Research Associate with the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. Prior to joining CNAS, Mr. Routh served as a...