Monday, October 5
Long War Journal's new interactive map fills in the blanks left by governments
From Taliban controls or contests scores of districts in Afghanistan, October 5, Long War Journal:
The Afghan government and the US military have not been transparent concerning the status of the country’s districts. In June 2015, the government claimed that only 4 of the 398 districts in Afghanistan’s 34 provinces were administered by the Taliban. The US military does not comment on the status of Afghanistan’s districts, even when conducting military operations there, and refers all inquiries to the Afghan government.A team at Long War Journal has created the remedy in the form of an interactive map showing districts that the Taliban control or contest; it will be updated as situations change in Afghanistan. Impressive achievement. One can see at a glance Taliban activity.