The Taliban appear to have strategic momentum in the fight for control of Afghanistan.
B-52, F-22 and HIMARS Strike Against Taliban Revenue Streams
Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and United States Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) launched a series of ongoing attacks Nov. 19, 2017 to hit the Taliban where they are most vulnerable: their revenue streams. Together, Afghan and U.S. forces conducted combined operations to strike drug labs and command-and-control nodes in northern Helmand province. These types of strikes represent the highest level of trust and cooperation between ANDSF and USFOR-A.