DOD IG finds inadequacies in NATO efforts to train Afghan airdrop, airstrike capabilities

By Sara Sirota  
August 13, 2019 at 10:21 AM
An investigation by the Pentagon's internal watchdog found NATO's efforts to train Afghan forces for airdrops and airstrikes have failed to meet certain deadlines and objectives. These problems may hinder goals to develop an independent air-to-ground integration capability, potentially leading to safety risks for both armed troops and civilians, according to the Aug. 8 Defense Department inspector general's report , which was publicly released yesterday. In 2017, NATO's Resolute Support mission created baseline qualifications for Afghan tactical air coordinators and...

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