Training Afghanistan pilots on US soil

More than 40 percent of Afghan Air Force students in program went AWOL in the middle of training. The pilots were being trained to fly the AC-208 Combat Caravan, a light attack combat aircraft. Source: Program to train Afghan attack pilots in US is disbanded after nearly half went AWOL | Daily Mail Online

US military stops releasing Afghanistan war information

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a battlefield stalemate in Afghanistan , the U.S. military has stopped releasing information often cited to measure progress in America’s longest war, calling it of little value in fighting the Taliban insurgency. The move fits a trend of less information being released about the war in recent years, often at the insistence of …