DOD Keeping More Afghan Force Info Secret, Watchdog Says

Law360, Nashville (October 31, 2017, 6:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has begun to classify previously public information on the performance and strength of Afghan forces, a move a government watchdog said Monday would hinder its ability to report on a key aspect of the war-torn country's reconstruction.

U.S. Forces-Afghanistan has now begun to classify or otherwise restrict information that the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction had previously been able to report, including several important measures of the performance of the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces like personnel strength, casualties, and capability and readiness...
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