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Rowan Scarborough

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The School of Excellence in Afghanistan trains and equips Afghan National Army special forces and commando candidates in advanced military skills. Americans have advised the program since its inception. (Valerie Plesch/Special to The Washington Times)

Afghan National Army decimated by dwindling personnel

The Afghan National Army is shrinking at the very time it is being called on to conduct all combat operations as American troops head toward a complete exit by 2017, a new audit shows. Published March 3, 2015

"U.S. policymakers refuse to accurately name the movement as radical Islam. We further choose not to define it nor explain its ideology, and most critical, we have no comprehensive strategy to stop it or defeat it," said retired Army Gen. John Keane. (Associated Press)

Obama lacks strategy to stop Islamic State expansion

As the U.S. fights the Islamic State to a stalemate in Iraq, the terrorist army also is looking elsewhere, gaining ground in Syria and attracting more followers across the Middle East, analysts and officials say. Published February 1, 2015